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Tax: The limitations of Ramsay

When will an NNDR tax avoidance scheme be subject to a successful challenge? Nicholas Trompeter examines a case that sheds light on the points considered ‘The local authorities in Rossendale submitted that the notion of an “owner” of an unoccupied property had to be interpreted purposively as an owner with a real entitlement to possession.’ …
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Business rates: Relief for the owners of empty properties

Dean Monk examines the case of Rossendale, a Court of Appeal decision approving steps taken by property owners to mitigate their business rates liability ‘While the Supreme Court was unanimous on the “evasion” principle, it was divided on whether the principle could be expanded in the future. The billing authorities sought to exploit this by …
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IHT: Out of step

Sadiya Choudhury reviews a case considering the IHT consequences of the transfer of a reversionary interest to an offshore settlement ‘This decision is one of the few examples in which the tribunal or the courts have applied the principles of anti-avoidance as developed in the case law in an IHT context.’In Michael Lawton Salinger and …
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Trust Management: Extra time and possible penalties?

The current state of play with HMRC v Murray Group Holdings has lessons for lax trustees. Catharine Bell and Nicole Aubin-Parvu provide an update ‘HMRC argued that where an employee was given practical access to or control of monies it mattered not that he did not have absolute legal title to them.’The unsuccessful appeal by …
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BJ v MJ [2011] EWHC 2708 (Fam)

Wills & Trusts Law Reports | April 2012 #118

The husband (H) and the wife (W) were both 65, having married in 1980. There was one child of the marriage (C), aged 25. The former matrimonial home was Green Farm, a substantial property set in 72 acres in Kent. Trust assets fell to be divided following divorce.

In order to mitigate tax on the floatation of his company (ABC), two Jersey trusts were created by H in 1994 (No. 1 Trust and No. 2 Trust) and a company incorporated in the British Virgin Island called Giloch Investments Ltd (Giloch). No. 1 Trust was a discrertionary trust for a class of beneficiaries comprising H, W, C, ...