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STEP Journal Issue 2 2020

STEP Journal Issue 2 2020

Welcome to Issue 2 of the STEP Journal. The cover feature takes us through the intriguing history of the England and Wales Court of Protection and how it has evolved over the years. This issue has a regional focus on the Caribbean and Latin America, covering Colombia's new tax reforms, important changes to Belize's economic substance legislation and new laws in the Cayman Islands to assist in estate planning and healthcare decisions. The Vulnerable Clients and Mental Capacity issue focus includes an exploration of a recent British Columbia case where a widow was denied use of her deceased husband’s sperm; a detailed analysis on the difference in LGBT+ rights across the globe; and we look at the impact an economic downturn has on the division of assets in divorce. This feature also covers legislative changes to the concept of 'family' in Monaco; domicile issues for children with same sex parents in England and Wales; and international aspects of pre-nuptial agreements used to protect family businesses. 

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Regional Focus: Caribbean and Latin America
Helen Swire is News Editor at STEP.
International standards are seeing a move towards greater alignment. Helen Swire looks at the evolution and importance of global regulatory bodies.
Features
Simon Rylatt TEP is a STEP Journal Editorial Board member, and Partner at Boodle Hatfield.

A new decade with new ideas from the younger generations

Simon Rylatt stresses the importance of breaching the generational divide.
Issue Focus: Complex Families and Vulnerable Clients
Nancy Golding QC TEP is a Partner at Borden Ladner Gervais and a member of the STEP Board.

Whose sperm is it anyway?

Nancy Golding considers a recent British Columbia case where a widow was denied use of her deceased husband's sperm.

Features
Victoria Hand is Marketing and Communications Manager at CLT International, and Madeleine Jenness is Senior Manager of Professional Development at STEP Worldwide
Victoria Hand and Madeleine Jenness detail STEP and CLTi's efforts to increase student numbers in the Cayman Islands.