England and Wales Law Commission consults on reforming the law relating to digital assets

The Law Commission of England and Wales published a consultation paper on 28 July seeking views from legal and technology experts in order to examine how existing personal property law should apply to digital assets. The UK government has asked the Law Commission to make recommendations for reform to ensure that the law is capable… Read More England and Wales Law Commission consults on reforming the law relating to digital assets

Trust Scotland Act 1921 centenary prompts call for reform

The Edinburgh Tax Network celebrated the 100th anniversary of the Trust Scotland Act 1921 by hosting a web event for stakeholders this week, which STEP attended. The centenary of the Principal Statute on 19 August has prompted the Scottish Law Commission to submit a draft bill for potential reform, the Trusts (Scotland) Bill, to the… Read More Trust Scotland Act 1921 centenary prompts call for reform

What are your views on a STEP testamentary capacity assessment course?

STEP is considering the development and implementation of an online testamentary capacity assessment course and is keen to assess members’ appetite and enthusiasm. With very little guidance or industry training currently available, an online course could be a valuable educational tool for anyone required to interact with capacity assessments. The background to the course In 2017… Read More What are your views on a STEP testamentary capacity assessment course?

Invitation to STEP/Law Commission free webinar on its 14th Programme of Law Reform

The Law Commission of England and Wales has announced a public consultation on its 14th Programme of Law Reform and has published a scoping document providing background on the programme and ideas for potential projects. STEP is hosting a joint webinar with the Law Commission on 19 May to discuss the proposals in further detail.… Read More Invitation to STEP/Law Commission free webinar on its 14th Programme of Law Reform