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Free seminar on legacy management with lead speaker from Thursfields Solicitors

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A top legacy expert from Thursfields Solicitors will be speaking at a free webinar organised by the Chartered Institute of Fundraising West Midlands later this month. Katherine Ellis, a senior associate solicitor in the Charities and Communities team at Thursfields, will discuss legacy marketing and management at the next “Worcestershire Fundraisers Meet-Up!”. The free event will take…

Bullying in the workplace – Charity update

James Monk - Colour

Over the last year there has continued to be a number of allegations of bullying involving high profile members of both the Government and Charities and the prevalence of these issues in the media appears to be on the rise. There can be a common misconception that ‘bullying’ is the preserve of what are perceived…

Court ruling shows how incorrect charity names can lead to missed funding

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The importance of clearly stated charity names and maintaining close relationships with supporters have been underlined by a new court ruling. A charity law expert at Thursfields Solicitors was commenting after a High Court judgment on the interpretation of legacy gifts to mis-described charities in the £1.2m will of Barrie Williams. The retired professional racing…

Chance for five local charities to benefit from chosen status at Thursfields

NICK OHARA LARGE

Five local charities are to receive focused fundraising, awareness and volunteer support from Thursfields Solicitors for the 2021-22 year. The new charity of the year application window has now opened, and entries will be accepted for consideration until 20 March. The successful charities will then become Thursfields’ chosen charities from 1 May to 30 April…

Free seminar on legacy management with lead speaker from Thursfields

KATHERINE ELLIS colour

A top legacy expert from Thursfields Solicitors will be speaking at a free webinar organised by the Chartered Institute of Fundraising West Midlands later this month. Katherine Ellis, a senior associate solicitor in the Charities and Communities team at Thursfields, will discuss legacy marketing and management at the next “Worcestershire Fundraisers Meet-Up!”. The free event…

CEO and Trustee considerations in legacy giving

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Many charities have been rocked by Covid-19, and many within the sector have been concerned as to whether the income received from legacy giving will sustain. However, with a reported surge in the number of charity legacies being written into Wills during the coronavirus pandemic, and legacy income predicted to rise in the next five…

New charity disputes service offered by Thursfields

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Thursfields Solicitors has expanded its charity services and is now providing specialist advice on third sector disputes. Charity Law Team The law firm has upgraded its offering with senior associate solicitor Katherine Ellis joining the firm’s Charities and Communities team to work alongside department head Jenny Smith. This team will provide expert advice on matters…

New Christian evangelism company launched, thanks to Thursfields

Jenny Smith - Colour

A new not-for-profit organisation that aims to secure funding for Christian evangelists has been launched, with the assistance of Thursfields Solicitors. Jenny Smith, head of the Charities and Communities team at Thursfields, advised on the legal aspects of establishing JustSow Giving Ltd, which matches high net worth individuals with what are called ‘gospel entrepreneurs’. JustSow…

How communities can come together after coronavirus / Charity Law

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The current coronavirus pandemic is a worrying time for everyone. However, when we are through this crisis and out the other side, we can hold on to the positives and continue working together to support and enrich our communities. A modern and popular way to do that is through Community Interest Companies (CICs),  which are…

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