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"When beggars die…"

Teresa Cullen |

“When beggars die, there are no comets seen; The heavens themselves blaze forth the death of princes” (1) Continuing the Shakespearean theme of Helena Luckhurst’s article ‘Shall I compare thee to…a trust?’ there are a number of points to take into account when there are changes in your family situation. In the hope that you […]

Shall I compare thee to...a trust?

Helena Luckhurst, Teresa Cullen |

Novelty is usually a quality to be applauded but not necessarily in the law. When drafting documents, the temptation is to follow the tried and tested route. I was reminded of this recently when I was asked to clarify what type of trust had been created by a will containing the phrase ‘To my trustees […]

"With 33.5% of my worldly goods I thee endow…"

Teresa Cullen |

Prenuptial agreements (pre-nups) are to become legally binding, according to the report of the Law Commission, advance notice of which was given earlier this week. At the moment such contracts are not legally binding in England and Wales but they are given decisive weight following the case of Katrin Radmacher and her husband in 2010 […]

Fladgate appoints family specialist in boost to its private capital practice

Charles Wander, Teresa Cullen |

Fladgate LLP is delighted to announce a major boost to its private capital practice with the appointment of partner and family specialist, Teresa Cullen. Teresa was managing partner of Rochman Landau LLP between 1990 and 2011, prior to its merger with Ashfords. Teresa has a particular expertise in international and cross-border divorces and high value […]