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EU settlement scheme – deadline

April 2021 | Professional

The deadline to apply for the settled status scheme expires on 30 June 2021 (although the applicant must usually have started living in the UK by 31 December 2020). Any EU, EEA or Swiss citizen (and their family) can apply to the EU Settlement Scheme to continue living in the UK after 30 June 2021. …

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LeO – complaints

April 2021 | Professional

Faced with Cilex, the Bar Council, the SRA and CLC all lining up to say that LeO’s application for a substantial budget increase was unconvincing and alarming, practitioners may be surprised to note that the LSB has recommended a 13% increase. Interestingly part of the justification for the increase is the fact that without more …

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Trust registration – deadline extended

April 2021 | Professional

Practitioners might have missed the extension to the deadline to register relevant trusts with the Trust Registration Service (TRS). Currently, trustees or their agents must register a trust using the TRS if the trust has been deliberately created by a settlor (it is an ‘express trust’) and it is currently liable to pay any of …

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Claimant died – take care

March 2021 | Professional

The Law Society Gazette reports on what appears to be a fairly run of the mill land law case relating to a passageway running between two properties and a dispute about it. Interestingly, this was not the central point of the appeal but rather that one of the three claimants had died 18 months before …

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