We had to carefully consider what the deceased’s worldwide assets comprised of and in particular what would pass under the intestacy rules of England and Wales an advise accordingly.
Claire was instructed on behalf of Mr & Mrs A in connection with their sale of their family home. They and their two children were emigrating to Canada to be with family. We were instructed in the July but the initial buyer was unable to sell their own property so the chain was not complete until September.
Joanna Pratt acted for a husband with regard to divorce, financial and children proceedings.
With the aid of the Buyers Solicitors we completed the whole transaction from instruction to the move date within 13 working days. Basically – the management pack is the leasehold enquiries from the Freeholder which are needed for every lease transaction. The sellers pay for this and we order it on their behalf. Usually the freeholder or management company take several weeks to obtain this but we were able to expedite the process on this occasion.
Our overseas client had been unable to break a deadlock which prevented the distribution of the UK estate of a deceased non-dom. Our expertise in cross boarder estate matters allowed us to cut through a complex situation, distribute the UK estate and make significant progress elsewhere.
We recently acted for the widower who currently resides in Florida, USA. His wife actually died in 1982, at a relatively young age. She had died in Virginia, USA and was considered to have been domiciled there. At the time of her death, she had inherited a reversionary interest in her father’s estate, which would pass to her or her estate upon the death of the life tenant of the will trust, her step mother. Both her father and step mother were domiciled in England and Wales.
Thomson Snell & Passmore advises global tea giant on strategic international acquisition.
Our client works with many plant breeders to maximise the commercial exploitation of their plant variety rights, exploring opportunities with, and granting sub-licences to, many overseas fruit and vegetable growers.