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Every charity must learn from Fraud Awareness Week

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October 22-26 is Charity Fraud Awareness Week, and it’s an excellent initiative. The plan to highlight different types of fraud each day of the week illustrates the scale of the problem: cyber-fraud, grant fraud, donation and legacy fraud, insider fraud, and risks around moving money. The latest Annual Fraud Indicator estimated fraud against charities in the UK at £2.3bn in Read More

DO YOU HAVE A “PROBLEM” WILL?

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Identifying potential issues in your Will today could save you thousands in legal fees later! The following article describes some of the common issues that I am seeing in the Wills crossing my desk: 1. Accidental Revocation of Other Wills. The revocation clause usually appears at the beginning of the Will. If you have a Will in another jurisdiction, or Read More

Wills drafting in the UAE

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30th April 2015 saw the launch of the DIFC’s (Dubai International Financial Centre’s) Wills & Probate Registry (“the WPR”). This landmark step taken by the leadership of Dubai gives the right to both resident and non-resident non-Muslims with assets in the Emirate of Dubai to devolve their Dubai estate free from the application of Islamic Sharia’ah inheritance principles. A non-Muslim Read More