In an unusual and thankfully rare case we were asked to advise on the estate of two teachers who were killed by their adult son.
The incidence of inheritance tax and the subsequent administration and distribution of the estate could not be determined until after the son’s trial, and required close communication with the family throughout the legal proceedings.
Our advice covered the consequences of the Forfeiture Act, inheritance tax in the UK and France, and the subsequent intestacy.
Following the conviction of the son for manslaughter, we moved on to deal with the administration and distribution of the estate both in the UK and France and conducting matters with HMRC.
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Published: 3 Nov 2011