Deprivation of Liberties - what is all the fuss about?
Heather Lewis, Associate in our Private Wealth Department, and an experienced Court of Protection Practitioner, comments on controversial changes to the rules governing the circumstances in which an individual can lawfully be deprived of their liberty in England and Wales.
As a general rule, people in England and Wales are free to come and go as they wish. But sometimes it is necessary for vulnerable people who lack capacity to have extra protection and for the state to deprive them of their liberty to keep them (and others) safe.
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.
5MLD is coming...
The UK government is consulting on expanding the requirements for trusts to be registered with HMRC, as part of a raft of measures to implement the latest EU Anti-Money Laundering law (known as 5MLD). The changes are likely to: a) significantly increase the number of trusts that need to be registered with HMRC; and b) widen the circumstances in which trust information can be accessed.