Legacy Bulletin - Summer 2020

Welcome to Stone King's Summer edition of the Legacy Bulletin

In this edition:

  • An opportunity to increase legacy income?
  • Changes to litigation procedures under Covid-19
  • Meet the team - Sean Knight
  • In case you missed it
  • Upcoming webinars
An opportunity to increase legacy income?

A recent forecast from Legacy Foresight which can be viewed here, has suggested that legacy income could fall by as much as 27% in 2020 as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. This will have an impact on all charities and it will be more important than ever for charities to do all that they can to maximise their legacy income.

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Changes to litigation procedures under Covid-19

The courts, a vital public service, have continued to operate during the Covid-19 pandemic. Unless very good reason to the contrary can be demonstrated, active cases will generally proceed at every stage in litigation. The following article will provide an overview of the current process of court hearings, the longer-term implications and the approach to hearings and litigation.

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Meet the team - Sean Knight

Sean Knight is a solicitor in Stone King's Dispute Resolution & Litigation Team. Every day is certainly different and here Sean explains what his work involves and why he enjoys it.

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In case you missed it:

https://www.civilsociety.co.uk/voices/rob-cope-why-the-pandemic-stopped-legacy-income-in-its-tracks.html

https://fundraising.co.uk/2020/05/27/legacy-fundraising-still-considered-acceptable-during-pandemic/

https://www.civilsociety.co.uk/news/new-plan-for-accelerated-legacies-advancing-funds-to-charities-during-donors-lifetime.html

Upcoming webinars

To see our full list of upcoming webinars, please click here.

To catch up on any webinars you may have missed please click here.

The law and practice referred to in this article or webinar has been paraphrased or summarised. It might not be up-to-date with changes in the law and we do not guarantee the accuracy of any information provided at the time of reading. It should not be construed or relied upon as legal advice in relation to a specific set of circumstances.

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