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Coronavirus and family crisis planning

Let’s not talk about Coronavirus.  In any crisis planning, the risk is that people focus so much on what the nature of the emergency could be (death of a principal, financial disaster, kidnap) that they ...

Changing the way we think about estate planning

In my past career as a lawyer, I used (only half jokingly) to wish for the kind of tax reform that would put me out of a job. Now that I focus on strategy, I ...

In The Media

Blind trusts – raising more questions than they answer?

Is a blind trust a helpful way for politicians, and others in public office, to manage the risk of perceived conflicts of interest? Blind trusts might not be perfect, but they do separate a politician's ...

Unexplained Wealth Orders – Trapped by the Trappings of Wealth?

Spear's have published a blog that I wrote about Unexplained Wealth Orders. There is still a great deal of uncertainty about this relatively new kind of confiscation order, but they shouldn't be seen as a ...