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Arts charitable giving scheme a success

Posted by on in Wills

Gibson Kerr was among the Scottish law firms who took part in new legacy giving campaign "Love the arts, Leave to the arts" during February this year.

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According to the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners’ (STEP) latest global quarterly confidence survey there is a slight drop in confidence in the immediate outlook, but prospects for the longer term are very positive. The Society reports that its survey registered a three year high in the long-term outlook for the industry.

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Do you need to update your will?

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Although many people in the UK do not have a will, if you are one of those who have had a will drawn up , then the temptation can be to simply forget about it. This can be almost as bad as having no will at all.

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A cancer charity in British Columbia has received the largest charitable bequest ever made to a single beneficiary in the history of the province.

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Writing a social media will

Posted by on in Executries

The US Government has posted a blog on its website, advising people to write a social media will that sets out what they would like to happen to their online identity in the event of their death.

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A report by Barclays Wealth, 'The Transfer of Trust: Wealth and Succession in a Changing World', has found that 35% of high net worth individuals across the world do not trust the next generation to look after their inheritance.

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End of life costs

Posted by on in Getting Older

The latest Annual Cost of Dying Report by Sun Life Direct has highlighted that around 25% of people in the UK have yet to make arrangements to deal with issues that will occur as they grow older and reach the end of their lives.

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A recent survey from Canada has found that 56% of adult Canadians do not have a signed will, and 71% are without a signed power of attorney.

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A judge in the Court of Protection has ruled that 'total clarity' is essential in the the drafting of living wills if they are to stipulate whether medical intervention is to be allowed to help prolong a life, reports the Telegraph.

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Gibson Kerr recently took part in the fund-raising campaign Will Aid 2011, which raised ÂŁ2.1 million in donations - the biggest total the campaign has ever achieved.

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Recent research by Standard Life has found that 61% of British adults don't have a will drawn up.

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