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11 July 2016 0 Comments Posted in Opinion

Court rules in favour of daughter following multi-million pound dispute

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A woman has won a £12million inheritance battle after the High Court ruled that she was the rightful owner of her father’s scrap metal yard.

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4 July 2016 0 Comments Posted in Opinion

Draft guidance on charity “warnings” is published

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The Charity Commission has officially launched a consultation, asking for views on how best to implement new powers to issue warnings.

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30 June 2016 0 Comments Posted in Opinion

Rise in ‘silver divorces’ highlights importance of updating wills

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Britons who decide to divorce in later life are being urged to update their wills in an effort to prevent family disputes following an unexpected death.

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27 June 2016 0 Comments Posted in Opinion

Tribunal decision in charity tax case could have ‘big implications’ for the sector, says CEO

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A Tribunal ruling which ordered a charity to pay a tax bill worth almost a ninth of its annual income has left its chief executive fearing the case’s implications for the charity sector.

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24 June 2016 0 Comments Posted in Private Client

What Brexit means for private individuals

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It is too early to say what impacts there will be on private clients but the setting of tax policy has always remained with national governments (other than VAT), and even on the harmonisation of European succession law England and Wales have retained independence so changes may not be as extensive as for companies.

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Son goes to Parliament to demand power of attorney changes

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The son of a pensioner whose money was ‘stolen by a greedy friend’ has met with a government minister in his bid to get power of attorney laws changed.

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23 June 2016 0 Comments Posted in Private Client

Becky Ricards Small wins Women in Law award

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We are delighted to announce that Becky Ricards Small, Partner in our Private Client team was nominated for and won ‘Inheritance Tax Planning Lawyer of the Year’ in the Women in Law Awards.

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21 June 2016 0 Comments Posted in Private Client

Charities win right to take case to Supreme Court

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A group of wildlife charities locked in a long-running inheritance dispute have won permission to appeal to the Supreme Court.

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20 June 2016 0 Comments Posted in Opinion

Charities failing to embrace benefits of collaboration, warns report

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UK charities are failing to embrace the benefits of collaboration and joint ventures, according to a new study.

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16 June 2016 0 Comments Posted in Opinion

MoJ considers responses to probate fees increase

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Proposals to increase probate fees – which would see some estates having to pay up to £20,000 – continue to cause immense controversy.

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13 June 2016 0 Comments Posted in Opinion

Regulator publishes fundraising guidance

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The Charity Commission has published new fundraising guidance for third sector organisations.

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9 June 2016 0 Comments Posted in Opinion

Law Society’s warning over dual dangers

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The head of the Law Society has renewed calls for people to make sure they’ve made a will. Jonathan Smithers, the organisation’s president, said it was important that people thought about who they wanted to benefit from their estate and said that putting affairs in order would give individuals and their families peace of mind.

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