Written by leading lawyers in the field, this popular guide to the tax efficient drafting of wills, estate planning and administration provides practitioners with help and guidance on everyday estate planning and will drafting and discusses the typical problems and pitfalls that may be encountered in practice. The precedents have been carefully selected to deal in a straightforward fashion with common needs of clients.
The book begins by looking at the essential legal framework of wills, trusts and taxation through a combination of detailed and authoritative commentary, worked examples and expertly drafted precedents. It then examines specific topics including: transferable nil rate band, using IPDIs, provision for children, pilot trusts, gifts, APR and BPR, obtaining the grant, instruments of variation and disclaimer, constituting and administering the will, and tax efficient administration.
This edition has been extensively revised and includes four new chapters:
- Notes for the Will Draftsman
- Gifts to Charity and the Reduced IHT Rate
- Obtaining the Grant
- Constituting and Administering the Will
The authors’ narrative commentary is supplemented by 40 precedents which are included on an accompanying CD-ROM, allowing users to download and adapt each document as necessary.