Alice Tomlin

Senior associate | London


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Track record

Royal Commonwealth Society for the Blind

We acted for Sightsavers as representative residuary beneficiary in Royal Commonwealth Society for the Blind v Beasant and others [2021] in the charity’s successful application to determine that a legacy expressed to be equal to the maximum that could pass free of tax had a nil value where there were already gifts in excess of £500,000. The decision helps guide the interpretation of nil-rate band clauses in wills.

Royal Commonwealth Society for the Blind v Beasant and others

Alice and Paul Hewitt act for Sightsavers as representative residuary beneficiary in Royal Commonwealth Society for the Blind v Beasant and others [2021] in the charity's successful application to determine that a legacy expressed to be equal to the maximum that could pass free of tax had a nil value where there were already gifts in excess of £500,000. Click here to read our briefing note on the case and click here to read to Judgment.