September 2017 Archive

Beware the court of public opinion!

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UBER has today learned that Transport for London (TfL) has refused its application for a Private Hire Operators' licence. Our expert explains what this will mean for the company going forward. More …

Strange bequests in Wills and how legacies can be left 'open' to a charities choice

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Most Wills are pretty unexciting documents, but occasionally we hear of an odd bequest someone has made which provide a little more entertainment. Our expert explains the rights of a charity who have been left money for a specific purpose. More …

Charitable legacies – how deeds of variation can help make a bequest

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Leaving a legacy in your Will can be a thoughtful way to support a charity that has been important to you, and many charities rely heavily on legacies left in Wills for their survival. But if a loved one dies without leaving a legacy to a charity in their Will, is it too late? More …

Is legacy charitable giving increasing?

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Figures from UK Fundraising show that only 7% of the population leave a legacy to a charity in their Will, despite 35% saying they would consider doing so. Our expert explains the reasons behind this. More …

The Pre-Action Protocol for debt claims

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Businesses must now do more to provide information to individual debtors and attempt to settle before taking them to court. More …

Which charity would you choose to remember?

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Your university, school, or a cause close to your heart – If you were to leave a gift to charity in your Will, which charity would you choose? More …

The London approach: Fast-tracking affordable housing schemes in the planning process

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The GLA has published the new Affordable Housing and Viability Supplementary Planning Guidance but what impact will this have? Our expert explains. More …

Building regulations and fire safety review

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Our expert considers the independent review that is being held after the Grenfell Tower tragedy. More …