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Identifying and managing risk in your charity

All charities face some risks. The risks your charity might face will depend on factors such as its size, funding and activities. Recently Shoosmiths considered managing those risk at their inaugural charity trustees roundtables.

The regulatory 1515: November 2021

In this webcast, Partners Christopher Capewell and Tim Dawson along with William Shaw, Co-Head of Fiduciary Services, discuss the following Cayman Islands topics: • Cayman Islands AML Regime – FATF Technical Compliance Re-Rating • Ongoing Beneficial Ownership Obligations • Economic Substance • CIMA Consultations

Our tips to achieving a good divorce

No fault divorce is due to come into effect in England and Wales on 6 April 2022. From this date couples will be able to get divorced without one person needing to lay blame on the other. This change will also apply to civil partnership dissolution.

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