New look Private Wealth and Trust Disputes Blog

Welcome to the new look Herbert Smith Freehills Private Wealth and Trust Disputes Blog. Our blog has recently been updated with a new design. As well as a new look, the subscription process of our blog has recently been updated. Our blog now offers the opportunity to choose what jurisdictions/categories you want to receive alerts … Read more

Australian Treasury’s proposed extended significant global entity definition may include trusts

On 20 July 2018, the Australian Treasury released Exposure Draft legislation to extend the definition of a significant global entity (SGE). As a result, the extended definition of an SGE may include members of large private groups headed by unlisted companies, trusts (including discretionary trusts), partnerships or other investment vehicles. This will have wide ranging … Read more

Herbert Smith Freehills Private Wealth Seminar – Jersey, 10 July 2018

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP is pleased to announce that we are holding a Private Wealth Seminar at lunchtime on 10 July 2018 in Jersey. The seminar will be considering the current and future focus of HMRC in connection with estate planning and key issues arising when tax and other professional advice goes wrong. Topics covered will include: Penalties … Read more

HSF Private wealth team boosted by three promotions

Herbert Smith Freehills’ highly regarded private wealth team has been boosted by the promotion of Joanna Caen and Gareth Keillor to Partner and Of Counsel respectively.  HSF’s private wealth team specialises in trusts, estates, charities, family company and mental capacity issues.  It frequently collaborates with other specialists across the firm including real estate, tax, funds … Read more

Unexplained Wealth Orders: How might this new investigative tool affect you?

From 31 January 2018, UK authorities can use new and expansive investigative powers to require both individuals and corporate bodies to provide information as to how they acquired property. Known as Unexplained Wealth Orders (“UWOs”), these new obligations to disclose information can apply to property anywhere in the world and can be served on persons … Read more

UK Supreme Court considers test for dishonesty in criminal cases

The Supreme Court of England and Wales in its recent decision in Ivey v Genting Casinos [2017] UKSC 67 (“Ivey“) took the opportunity to reassess the approach in criminal cases to determining whether a defendant has acted dishonestly. The Supreme Court held that the “Ghosh test”, which excused a defendant who did not know that … Read more