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cases - By Simon Taube KC

Labrouche v Frey

18th Feb 2016

Before: The Hon Mrs Justice Asplin Dbe Citation: [2016] EWHC 268 The claims in this matter, brought by Forester Maurice Labrouche (“Forester”) all relate to alleged breaches of the trusts of the will of his grandmother, Olga Martin Montis (“Olga”). Having inherited a considerable fortune from her first husband, Olga died on 8 February 1980 aged […]

Buzzoni v HMRC

2nd Feb 2016

Before: Lord Justice Moses, Lady Justice Black and Lady Justice Gloster Citation: [2013] EWCA Civ 1684 Simon Taube KC and Georgia Bedworth (instructed by Bracher Rawlins LLP) for the Appellant. Matthew Slater (instructed by Solicitor for Revenue and Customs) for the Respondent. Click here to read more.

Hood v Revenue & Customs

2nd Feb 2016

Before: Judge Roger Berner Citation: [2016] UKFTT 59 (TC) The estate of the late Lady Diana Hood appeals against a determination of HMRC dated 13 June 2014 in respect of a deemed transfer of value for the purposes of inheritance tax (“IHT”) on the death of Lady Hood on 15 March 2008. Simon Taube KC, […]

Crociani v Crociani & Others

26th Nov 2014

Before: Lord Neuberger, Lord Mance, Lord Reed, Lord Hughes and Lord Hodge Citation: [2014] UKPC 40 – Contentious breach of trust claim The principal issue on this appeal is whether proceedings (“the Proceedings”) brought in the Royal Court of Jersey by Cristiana Crociani (“Cristiana”) and others (“the respondents”) against her mother Edoarda Crociani (“Mme Crociani”) […]

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