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Charity bequest under Jersey law entitled to UK tax relief


The Times Online, 17/11/2019

The Supreme Court so held in allowing the appeal of Peter Routier and Christine Ann Venables, the executors of the will of Beryl Coulter, from a decision of the Court of Appeal (Lord Briggs, Lady Justice Arden (Lord Briggs, Lady Justice Arden and Mr Justice Green) ([2018] 1 WLR 3013), which dismissed the executors' appeal from a decision of Mrs Justice Rose ([2015] [PTSR 60). Mrs Justice Rose, on September 18, 2014, dismissed the executors' appeal from the Revenue and Customs Commissioners' determination that the executors were liable for inheritance tax relating to Mrs Coulter's residuary estate. Mr Alan Steinfeld, QC, and Ms Marika Lemos for the executors; Ms Kelyn Bacon, QC, and Mr David Yates, QC, for the Commissioners; Mr Conrad McDonnell for the Attorney General for Jersey, intervening.