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Article by Andrew Willetts - Follow The Signs

23rd September 2020

Andrew Willetts and Ben Sidgwick discuss the use of the Royal Sign Manual Direction procedure to rescue invalid charitable legacies in England and Wales   Follow the signs Key points What is the issue? A number of tax incentives encourage legacies to charities; however, with people living longer, the risk of charities named in a will no longer existing at the date of death has …

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Article by Andrew Willetts  - Follow The Signs
 

Charlotte Davies invited to be Social Mobility Advocate for the Bar Council's #iamthebar Campaign 2020

21st September 2020

Charlotte Davies (2007) has been asked by the Bar Council to the act as an advocate for its award winning social mobility campaign #iamthebar.​   Social Mobility Advocates are barristers who have volunteered to tell their stories of coming to the Bar from 'non-traditional' backgrounds, to demonstrate that social mobility at the Bar is an important and realistic goal, and …

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Charlotte Davies invited to be Social Mobility Advocate for the Bar Council's #iamthebar Campaign 2020
 

Joe Stone QC secures murder acquittal

30th July 2020

Joe Stone QC secured a murder acquittal (R v RC) in one of the first Covid 19 jury trials under the new protocol. The male defendant was alleged to have strangled another man to death in his own home. Joe managed to exclude evidence of two previous strangulations on female complainants. Leading forensic pathologists and blood pattern analysis (BPA) experts were called at trial to undermine th…

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Joe Stone QC secures murder acquittal
 

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