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21 August 2017

Scotland's Public Guardian has issued a statement reassuring the public on the safe use of powers of attorney, following the remarks made by retired English judge Denzil Lush last week about the risks of granting a power of attorney.

21 August 2017

The Canadian Bar Association (CBA) and the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPAC) have criticised plans for significant changes to the government's voluntary tax disclosure programme (VDP).

17 August 2017

The Beneficial Ownership of Legal Persons (Guernsey) Law 2017 came into force on 15 August, and the associated limited-access electronic registry service is now live.

17 August 2017

Denzil Lush, recently retired senior judge at the England and Wales Court of Protection, told BBC listeners earlier this week that he would never grant anyone a lasting power of attorney over his financial affairs, because of the serious risk of abuse.

16 August 2017

Un comité de la Comisión Europea está analizando las sanciones que los Estados miembro de la UE aplicarán a la próxima lista negra de jurisdicciones que usan las empresas multinacionales para la evasión de impuestos.

16 August 2017

A European Commission committee is discussing the sanctions that EU Member States will apply to its forthcoming blacklist of jurisdictions used by multinational companies for tax avoidance.

14 August 2017

The US Justice Department has asked the US courts to suspend civil forfeiture litigation brought to recover assets allegedly misappropriated in the 1MDB state investment fund scandal. The scandal broke in 2015, when allegations of money laundering and embezzlement were made concerning '1Malaysia Development Berhad', or 1MDB, an investment fund set up by Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak in 2009 with the intention of bringing foreign investments into Malaysia.

14 August 2017

Thirteen separate wills made by the late June Clark between 2004 and her death in 2016 have been ruled invalid by the England and Wales High Court, because a will she had executed in July 2000, at the same time as her husband, was judged to be a mutual will binding on her estate.

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