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Charities win landmark legal battle over 'death bed gift'

Two animal charities, Redwings Horse Sanctuary and Chilterns Dog Rescue Society, have successfully overturned a High Court decision in a landmark legal case impacting on the use of ‘death bed gifts’.
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Legacy of Victorian Explorer Discovered by English Law Firm

on Dec 11, 2014 9:00:00 AM By | Kings Court Trust | Industry News Legal Aid
It is rare when a law firm discovers a legacy of particular importance, so when the BBC reported recently that Carey Olsen – an English law firm – has actually uncovered the legacy of a fairly prominent Victorian explorer – Edward Hamilton Stirling – we couldn't help but be a little bit interested.
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IHT Discussed in Autumn Statement

on Dec 4, 2014 9:00:00 AM By | Kings Court Trust | IHT Industry News Inheritance Tax Legal Aid
Chancellor George Osborne recently announced the Autumn Statement for the UK and the issue of inheritance tax (IHT) – perhaps unsurprisingly – featured fairly heavily. We came across a couple of articles discussing the changes to IHT that caught our eye.
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Law Society Enjoys 65th Year of Legal Aid

on Jul 31, 2014 9:00:00 AM By | Kings Court Trust | Industry News Legal Aid The Law Society
Law Society announced it had been providing the public with legal aid for 65 years.
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