Jane Whitfield considers if a charity is allowed to provide financial support to its trading company if the company is struggling and, if so, whether a charity should go down that path. One of the effects of COVID19 has been the dramatic fall in income for almost every company in the country that relies on…

A huge well done to Charlotte Corcoran, Chris Miller, Ella Dalton and Rebecca Rai for taking part in the Reading Legal Walk 2020. The walk took place after work on 16th September 2020, and consisted of a 10km route around Reading with the aid of raising money for local advice centres in the Reading and…

When Jane Whitfield, our Head of Trusts & Charities, saw Linda Magistris, the CEO of The Good Grief Trust, on BBC Breakfast earlier in June talking about The Good Grief Trust charity, and in particular their new COVID-19 National Bereavement Support Helpline, she was so impressed that she contacted the charity the minute the programme…

Most challenges to wills which become headline news follow the theme of children who have been left less than they expected by their parent(s), or sometimes nothing at all. What is much less commonly reported is when a charity is the entity challenging or defending a contested probate. But it happens, its frequency is on…

On 8 April 2020, Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced a £750m package to help struggling charities to try and stay afloat during the coronavirus crisis. A number of charities are facing collapse, including those local to us in the Reading area, with income decimated because charity shops were forced to close. Even larger charities such as…

Senior Partner and head of our ever-growing Private Client team, Hilary Buckle, was nominated for the Invesco Women in Business Award at the Sue Ryder Southern Women of Achievement Awards! The 14th annual awards, which were held on 13th March 2020 aimed to recognise and celebrate incredible women from across Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire whilst…

On a hot and sunny June afternoon, Martin Reynolds, Charlotte Fox and Nick Buckle competed in the JLL Property Triathlon at Dorney Lake. The Triathlon took place throughout the day with waves of competitors setting off every half an hour all in aid of Crisis, a charity aimed at eliminating homelessness. After a gruelling race…

by Emma Docking Senior Legal Support Assistant The alarm was blaring and I looked at the time.. it was only 3:50 am. I sat there for a few minutes letting my eyes adjust to the light, feeling a little excited and sick all at once from not sleeping well earlier. The day was just getting…

Charlotte, who has been a Trainee Solicitor in the Firm since September 2018, ran the London Marathon on Sunday 28th April 2019 in aid of raising money for a charity close to her heart – CLIC Sargent. In the months and weeks leading up to the event, Charlotte persuaded a lot of members of the…

Nick Buckle competed in the Big Half marathon on 10 March 2019 in support of the London Legal Support Trust. The half marathon, also know as the Vitality Half, was held in London on a wet and windy Sunday a few weeks ago. The race was competitive at the sharp end, with Olympic and World…

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