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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…

Thursfields’ lawyer volunteers to support well-being centre | Charity law

A lawyer at Thursfields Solicitors is reaching out to vulnerable and isolated people in her spare time during COVID-19 via a charity the company works with in Worcestershire. Lorna Tipple, an associate director in the Family Law department at Thursfields’ Kidderminster office, is planning the corporate social responsibility (CSR) work with the Simply Limitless Wellbeing…

Thursfields lawyer joins Institute of Fundraising committee | Charity Law

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Katherine Ellis, a Senior Associate Solicitor in the Charities and Communities sector at Thursfields Solicitors’ Kidderminster office, has joined the West Midlands committee of the Institute of Fundraising. The Institute of Fundraising aims to provide support, inspiration and professional development opportunities to fundraisers across the UK, with the West Midlands committee supporting those fundraisers working…

Major charity legacy fraud triggers crucial advice from Thursfields

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Charities need to keep close to supporters, alert to potential legacies and inquisitive over administration processes to avoid being defrauded, according to Thursfields Solicitors. The warning comes after a court heard how a solicitor had plundered a wealthy woman’s £1.6 million estate to buy a £580,000 home for himself after he was appointed executor of…

Legacies Service | Charity law

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Our Charity Law team appreciate how important it is for charities to maintain, maximise, and grow this vital income stream and we are dedicated to advising and supporting our charity clients to help them achieve this. In particular, Katherine Ellis, Senior Associate Solicitor within our firm, has five years first hand experience of legacy administration…

Charities must double-check tax status on legacies | Charity Law

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The tax status of legacies for charities can be complex and exemptions cannot be assumed. Katherine Ellis, a Senior Associate Solicitor at Thursfields, was commenting following the judgement of the Supreme Court in the case of Routier and Anor v HMRC which considered whether a £1.7 million legacy bequeathed by a UK citizen to a…

Women’s charity wins £250 in Thursfields’ prize draw

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Thursfields Solicitors was a proud sponsor of this year’s Institute of Fundraising West Midlands Conference which took place in Birmingham last month. Charities in attendance had the opportunity to win a donation of £250 and the prize was picked up by Emily Johnson of Anawim– Women Working Together, which exists to support women and their…

Small charities need to invest to benefit from legacies growth | Charity law

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Thursfields Solicitors has advised small charities to invest to make sure they benefit from an increasing trend of legacies to the charitable sector. Katherine Ellis, a Senior Associate Solicitor at Thursfields’ Kidderminster office, was commenting after a new report revealed a 4% growth in the people’s willingness to leave gifts to charities in their Wills….

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