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Will ruling opens way for family claims – Law Society’s Gazette

“Family members who are snubbed in a relative’s will in favour of charities could find it easier to lay claim to the estate following a recent judgment.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 6th May 2011

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Catholic adoption charity appeal dismissed – The Independent

“A Catholic adoption agency has been told it cannot discriminate against gay couples in the latest outcome of an ongoing legal battle that has pitted the rights of same sex parents against religious groups who want to opt-out of anti-discrimination legislation.”

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The Independent, 26th April 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Daughter cut out of mother’s will for naming her child badly – Daily Telegraph

“Melita Jackson, who died in 2004 at the age of 70, left her estate of £486,000 to animal charities, making no provision for Heather Ilott, her only child. Three of the country’s most senior judges said Mrs Ilott, 50, should receive a share of the will, in a decision which could lead to more people challenging relatives’ bequests.”

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Daily Telegraph, 1st April 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Change in Inheritance Tax laws encourages charitable giving – Daily Telegraph

“Inheritance tax laws will be changed to encourage people to donate at least part of their estates to charity as part of the Coalition’s ‘Big Society’ initiative.”

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Daily Telegraph, 23rd March 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Consolidation of charity law – Cabinet Office

“The Charities Bill was published today, consolidating existing charities legislation into one Act of Parliament. The consolidation bill aims to make it easier to follow charities legislation.”

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Cabinet Office, 4th March 2011

Source: www.cabinetoffice.gov.uk

Young offenders leaving custody for life of homelessness and reoffending – The Guardian

“Children as young as 13 are being released from custody without a safe place to live, forcing them into a cycle of homelessness and reoffending, research has shown.”

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The Guardian, 28th February 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Asbo replacement orders condemned by children’s charities – The Guardian

“Children’s charities today criticised the coalition’s plans to replace asbos with a new regime to tackle anti-social behaviour as little more than a rebranding exercise that would continue to demonise young people.”

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The Guardian, 7th February 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk


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