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Charities’ wrongs – can we trust the law to correct them?

The exposure of sexual abuse and corruption in the charity sector has been widely reported and eyes are on the law and whether this can remedy what has gone wrong. The issue of jurisdiction is an obstacle facing legal follow-ups to misconduct in disaster zones. Penny Chapman, head of our charity law team, explains in The Times how in the case of the Charity Commission, the trustees of the ‘parent’ charity registered with the Charity Commission have the legal and regulatory power over their workers and funds.

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22 Feb 2018
For love(child) or money: Claims under the Inheritance Act

A mistress or lovechild always makes a good headline and, occasionally, can make for an interesting legal battle. A case currently in the High Court concerning the estate of a wealthy deceased husband, his widow, his mistress and their lovechild has been making headlines. It raises questions about whether a child who is the product of an affair can bring a claim against the deceased parent’s estate.

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14 Feb 2018
‘We’ve Got Our Party Back’ – Are Labour And The Conservatives Facing The Same Basic Challenge?

With the prospect of a new Conservative leader looking ever more likely and Jeremy Corbyn secure in his position, wings of each party are very happy but that does not make the future of either party secure.

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14 Feb 2018
Serious illness insurance cover and implications on assets

A reader of The Observer recently asked what would happen to serious illness compensation if the unmarried couple who bought the insurance split up. As the couple have taken out a mortgage to buy a house as ‘tenants in common,’ the reader queries how the compensation would be divided if they put it towards the mortgage and subsequently parted ways.

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13 Feb 2018
£4 billion group legal challenge for equal pay involving 200,000 Tesco workers

Nicholas Le Riche comments on the Tesco equal pay claim. This article was first published in The Times’ Brief.

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9 Feb 2018