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By Gavin Ferguson, Marcus Leese, Fraser Allister, Wisdom Hon For individuals domiciled outside of the British Virgin Islands, a separate will covering BVI assets can simplify the probate process – as well as providing certainty over who administers the estate, over the distribution of assets on death and offering a cheaper solution. BVI law distinguishes […]

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