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Change To Wills Notification Service Leaves Charities Feeling Frustrated
The HM Courts & Tribunals Service announced they are changing its system for alerting charities when money has been left to them in someone's Will.
UK
9 Aug 2019
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Ensure Sales By Charities Comply With Formalities
If a charity is selling a property there are various legal formalities that it must comply with in order that that sale cannot be challenged.
UK
24 Jul 2019
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Charities & Education Summer Update 2019
ACEVO, the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations, which has a network of 1,200 individuals,
UK
24 Jul 2019
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Was The Seller Ready, Able And Willing?
In Oakley v Harper McKay Developments the High Court held that a Seller of an office block, to be converted into flats ...
UK
8 Mar 2019
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Diffident Display Of Finding An Adjudicator's Decision Concerning Defects To Be Defective
The claimant and defendant had entered into a sub-contract, clause 14.4 of which stated that if the defendant decided any works done ...
UK
5 Feb 2019
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A Friend In Need, Is A Friend... In Greed! The Perils Of Providing Free Advice
This case concerned an architect who agreed to assist her friends with their landscaping venture on a gratuitous basis whereby she secured a contractor to carry out earthworks and hard landscaping,
UK
4 Feb 2019
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Essential Intention: The Need To Scrutinise Your T's & C's In Letters Of Intent
AMEC was a specialist sub-contractor on two large construction projects: the Wellcome Centre and the Castlepoint car park. AMEC engaged Arcadis to carry out design work on both projects.
UK
4 Feb 2019
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Collude, Get Sued (And You May Even Be Held Personally Liable)
The claimant (a construction business specialising in house refurbishment) claimed the unpaid value of work carried out under a contract with a limited company (H).
UK
4 Feb 2019
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Employment Legal Update December 2018
In Ball v First Essex Buses Limited, a bus driver who was dismissed after testing positive for cocaine has won compensation of almost £40,000 at an employment tribunal.
European Union
14 Jan 2019
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"Dormant"/ Pilot Trusts Now Also Need Registering In 2020.
The UK Trust Registration Service (TRS) was established to register all express trusts (i.e. an arrangement with a clear and deliberate intention to create a trust) in the UK.
UK
16 Nov 2018
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Warning: Only Trust Regulated Firms With Your Life Savings!
Universal Wealth Preservation (Universal) was an unregulated company that set up trusts, handled investment and produced Wills – often appointing themselves as executors and trustees.
UK
16 Nov 2018
12
Courts Will Vary Trustees' Powers Where It Benefits The Trust
The High Court recently held that a trust document created by the 11th Duke of Marlborough for his descendants should be varied using the court's administrative powers to deal with trust property (section 57 Trustee Act 1925).
UK
16 Nov 2018
13
A New Generation Of Givers - Socially-Conscious Rich Millennials & Women
According to the Sunday Times Giving List, the super rich donated £3.2 billion over the last year and the majority of them have made, rather than inherited their wealth.
UK
24 Oct 2018
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Reclaim Social Media For Good #ReclaimSocial
Tech-for-good platform 'Lightful', initiated the #ReclaimSocial movement with their message 'The time has come to reclaim social media for good'.
UK
24 Oct 2018
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Government Gives Partial Comfort On EU Funding For Aid Charities Post Brexit
The UK government has recently published a 'technical notice' setting out how it will assist UK aid and development organisations if the UK leaves the EU with 'no deal'.
European Union
24 Oct 2018
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Guidance For Charities Working Internationally
The Charity Commission launched a survey in the spring to establish whether their guidance met the needs of those charities working internationally.
UK
24 Oct 2018
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Trustees And Senior Managers Disqualification: New Rules
New rules were introduced on 1 August 2018 concerning disqualification of trustees, widening the grounds and now also applying these to senior manager positions.
UK
23 Oct 2018
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The Informed Trustee
Co-written by our Head of Charities and Education, Chris Knight, The Informed Trustee was launched in August.
UK
23 Oct 2018
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The Opportunities Of The Trustees' Annual Report
The Charity Commission in its latest monitoring reviews of charity trustees' annual reports and accounts, revealed an improvement in the quality of public reporting.
UK
23 Oct 2018
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Safeguarding
The Charity Commission has updated its guidance on safeguarding. It continues to emphasise that safeguarding 'should be a key governance priority for all charities ...
UK
23 Oct 2018
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