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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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6 June 2016 0 Comments Posted in Opinion

Regulator offers advice following the release of the Charities Act timetable

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The Charity Commission has issued guidance to charities, advising them on the impact that new legislation is likely to have on the third sector.

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2 June 2016 0 Comments Posted in Opinion

Man gets permission to challenge will

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A senior Judge has ruled that a man be allowed to challenge his former mother-in-law’s will.

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26 May 2016 0 Comments Posted in Opinion

Many institutions lack basic knowledge of Power of Attorney arrangements.

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There have been further calls this month for the nation’s banks to do more to support the 1.2 million Britons who have been appointed as an attorney for a friend or family member.

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23 May 2016 0 Comments Posted in Opinion

Regulator rapped for its handling of long-running legal wrangle

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The charity watchdog has been ordered to pay £20,000 to a miners’ charity following concerns about its “unacceptable” handling of a case over a period of more than 20 years.

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19 May 2016 0 Comments Posted in Opinion

Growing number of intestacy queries

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A national charity has said that the number of enquiries relating to people who have died without making a will has more than doubled over the course of five years.

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16 May 2016 0 Comments Posted in Opinion

Regulator’s report identifies breaches of industry rules

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Charities have been warned they must pay heed to fundraising rules, after an investigation found that four organisations had breached industry standards.

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12 May 2016 0 Comments Posted in Opinion

Committee calls for new checks on charities to be introduced

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More robust checks could be brought in for those charities which are handed government grants, a parliamentary report has argued.

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Threat of dementia persuades more people to put their affairs in order

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A growing number of people are choosing to make Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) arrangements, new research suggests.

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6 May 2016 0 Comments Posted in Opinion

Legal battle continues over famous photographer’s estate

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A legal dispute over who is the rightful heir to the estate of recently deceased street photographer, Vivian Maier, continues in the US.

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29 April 2016 0 Comments Posted in Private Client

Court of Protection strips sons of Power of Attorney

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Obvious tensions between two men who had previously been appointed to oversee their elderly mother’s finances meant that they were no longer capable of acting as attorneys, a Judge recently ruled.

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