PRIVATE WEALTH & CHARITIES PODCAST – EPISODE 5, PART 1

In the fifth episode of our Private Wealth & Charities podcast series Richard Norridge and Ben Pollard, Founder and CEO of charity Local Welcome discuss the charity’s past, present and future. Local Welcome aims to make it fun and easy to cook and eat with refugees in various communities across the UK. You can find … Read more

APAC Monthly Private Wealth Legal Developments – November 2019

Welcome to Herbert Smith Freehills’ new monthly private wealth industry updates in Asia. Every month we survey ten Asian jurisdictions for legal developments concerning trust and estate planning which are of interest to the private wealth industry, and provide a succinct summary in a table format.  The jurisdictions covered in the update are Hong Kong, … Read more

PRIVATE WEALTH & CHARITIES PODCAST – EPISODE 4

In the fourth episode of our Private Wealth and Charities podcast series, Richard Norridge, Michael Hunt and Jade Hu discuss the ins and outs of registering a charity in England & Wales. We focus on some common pitfalls and problems which we have seen arise in practice when applying to register a charity, and share … Read more

APAC Monthly Private Wealth Legal Developments – October 2019

Welcome to Herbert Smith Freehills’ new monthly private wealth industry updates in Asia. Every month we survey ten Asian jurisdictions for legal developments concerning trust and estate planning which are of interest to the private wealth industry, and provide a succinct summary in a table format.  The jurisdictions covered in the update are Hong Kong, … Read more

PRIVATE WEALTH & CHARITIES PODCAST – EPISODE 3, Part 2

In this second part of our third episode of our Private Wealth and Charities podcast series Richard Norridge and Mark Adair discuss music and law. Mark had a successful career as a composer before joining the firm, and shares his thoughts on what he has taken from his creative past into his legal career. The … Read more

PRIVATE WEALTH & CHARITIES PODCAST – EPISODE 3

In the third episode of our Private Wealth and Charities podcast series Richard Norridge and Mark Adair discuss music and law. Mark had a successful career as a composer before joining the firm, and shares his thoughts on what he has taken from his creative past into his legal career. The third episode of the … Read more

Private Wealth & Charities Podcast – Episode 2

The second episode of our Private Wealth and Charities podcast series considers some recent decisions from the English courts in respect of out of time claims for reasonable financial provision brought under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975. The second episode of the series is also now live on Apple Podcasts, SoundCloud, … Read more

Court of Appeal overturns High Court decision in Cowan v Foreman to grant permission to bring claim for financial provision under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 17 months out of time

In the recent decision in Cowan v Foreman [2019] EWCA 1336 the Court of Appeal overturned the first instance decision and granted permission to the applicant to bring a claim under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 (the “Act“) 17 months out of time. Confirming that the guidelines in Berger v Berger … Read more

High Court refuses permission to bring out of time application under section 4 of the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 in Hendry v Hendry & Pertiwi [2019] EWHC 1976 (Ch)

In the latest in a series of decisions on out of time claims, the High Court refused permission to bring an out of time claim under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 (the “Act“) where the claimant had failed to promptly bring her claim. The decision is a reminder both for claimants … Read more