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The Lytham Schools: Decision of the Charity Tribunal

Mark Mullen represented the United Church Schools Trust, a respondent to an appeal to the First-tier Tribunal (Charity), at a hearing of a preliminary issue as to whether a cy-près occasion had arisen as to permit the Charity Commission to make a scheme facilitating the merger of the King Edward VII and Queen Mary School, Lytham St Annes, with the Arnold School, Blackpool.

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Charity Law Review Advisory Group publish final report and recommendations

Francesca Quint is a member of the NCVO’s Advisory Group on the Reform of Charity Law and chair of its public benefit subcommittee.

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Judgment in Phillips v RSPB & Others [2012] WTLR 891

Christopher Buckley represented the Attorney-General in this case concerning the application of intended gifts to charity.

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Judgment in Re Elizabeth Longman deceased [2012] EWHC 666 (Ch)

Joshua Winfield appeared for the executors in a case in the Chancery Division concerning the interpretation of a gift in a will to a charity where the charity had merged since the will.

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The Hugh Mackay Retirement Benefits Scheme

Keith Rowley QC and Frances Ratcliffe recently appeared on behalf of the Pensions Regulator at a hearing before the Determinations Panel

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Francesca Quint elected to Council of the Academy of Experts

Please click here for details of all the Council Members featured in the current edition of The Expert and Dispute Resolver published by the Academy of Experts.

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Francesca Quint and Tom Dumont selected for Chambers UK Top 100

Francesca and Tom have been included in the list of the top 100 junior barristers practisting at the Bar of England and Wales, which was published by Chambers UK yesterday. The editorial comments as follows: Such is Francesca Quint’s standing in the charities sector that she is regularly asked to advise on reform in this area. She gave advice to the Tumim Committee of the NCVO in 2001 and was a member of NCVO’s Advisory Group on the Reform of Charity Law in 2011-12.

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Dunsfold School: Decision of the Charity Tribunal

Mark Mullen represented the successful Appellants before the First-tier Tribunal (Charity) in a case concerning a challenge to a cy-près scheme made by the Charity Commission for a charity holding land and buildings which had been used for the purposes of a school from 1839 until the school’s closure in 2004.

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Judgment in Scott & Scott v Kennedys Law LLP & Vertex Law LLP [2011] EWHC 3808 (Ch)

Simon Williams represented the Claimants in Scott & Scott v Kennedys Law LLP & Vertex Law LLP before Mr. Justice Vos in the Chancery Division on the 16th November 2011.

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Judgment in Wright & Another v Gater [2011] EWHC 2881 (Ch)

Marcus Flavin appeared for the claimants in an application under the Variation of Trusts Act 1958 for the court’s approval of a variation of statutory trusts in favour of an infant arising on two successive intestacies.

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