Promises, promises...avoiding proprietary estoppel claims
Those who own farms, estates and family businesses in England and Wales may be losing sleep over the recent trend in 'proprietary estoppel claims' brought by disinherited family members.
WBD recruits international private wealth expert into London
WBD has appointed Edward Stone as a partner in the firm's London office, joining WBD's top-ranked private wealth team. He brings over 20 years' international experience at leading firms advising high net worth individuals, their families, trustees and family offices on wealth/succession planning and cross-jurisdictional asset structuring/restructuring.
Protecting your business
Susan Maxey, legal director at WBD, has extensive experience of advising individuals and trustees owning private company shares, and has been recognised in the Chambers High Net Worth Guide 2018. Here, the private client specialist reveals what to consider when making a business lasting power of attorney.
Inheritance Tax - a future of simplification?
In July, following its first report in November 2018 and an 'unprecedented' response to their consultation, the Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) published its second report on the simplification of inheritance tax (IHT). The report sets out a number of recommendations for 'a more coherent and understandable structure of the tax'. In this article we look at the main recommendations and findings and consider what is in store for the future.
Deprivation of Liberties - what is all the fuss about?
WBD's private wealth team praised by Chambers High Net Worth guide
WBD's private wealth team has been ranked highly in the Chambers High Net Worth (HNW) guide.
The Chambers HNW guide focuses specifically on the international private wealth market. Published annually, it covers private wealth management work and related specialisms in key jurisdictions around the world, featuring the leading lawyers and law firms for wealthy individuals and families.