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  • Death, taxes and charity: let's talk about gift giving in wills

    Rob Cope People believe that legal advisers should provide information about leaving money to charity when discussing wills, but many advisers are more comfortable talking death and taxes than they are about legacy giving. Rob Cope, director of campaigning organisation and charity consortium Remember A Charity, shares why it’s important.

    You and yours: 6 personal financial planning tips for solicitors

    Justin Rourke Professionals from all walks of life tend to be so focused on helping their own clients that they often leave little time to plan for themselves. The journey to a career in law is as demanding as it is potentially rewarding, and it’s essential that sufficient time is allocated to financially plan for your future. The best plans are always started early.

    National tragedies, local response

    Richard Miller In 2017 the country has been struck by a series of tragedies. A number of terrorist attacks were followed by the terrible fire at Grenfell Tower. The whole country was united in sympathy for those affected by these events, and wanted to do something to help. The legal community was no different.

    100 Years since women became people

    Christina Blacklaws We’re all familiar with the saying ‘men are from Mars and women are from Venus’, less well known is that, not so long ago, women weren’t actually considered people at all!

    What have we got here then? Companies must police themselves

    Jonathan Fisher Today, company directors need to understand that the law requires them to ensure that their company is required to police itself for good corporate governance. The days have long gone when directors could say that their singular role in life was to maximise company profits, without considering the wider implications of its actions.

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