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A bequest that has been left dormant for around 12 years is finally able to be used again by the residents of Forres, reports the Forres Gazette.


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An Edinburgh businessman has bequeathed the majority of his £4 million estate to his former school, according to The Scotsman newspaper.

John Martin, who was unmarried and died in December 2013, aged 84, left the residue or remainder of his estate, after specific bequests had been paid, to George Watson’s College, the school he had attended as a child.

The legacy will, says The Scotsman, benefit the school’s George Watson’s Family Foundation, a scholarship fund to help children whose families could not otherwise afford for them to attend the school.

The George Watson’s Family Foundation was apparently set up in 1997 and its aim is to continue the work and aims of the school’s founder, George Watson.

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The Prime Minister, David Cameron, has spoken of his ambition to raise the inheritance tax threshold and lift many more families out of paying inheritance tax altogether, reports the BBC.


The Law Society of England and Wales has published a practice note for solicitors to assist them in the use of Sharia law succession rules, in particular in will drafting, trust issues and disputes over estates.


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The Hospital of Central Connecticut (HOCC) has been named the beneficiary of a $1.3 million charitable fund from the estate of Myrna (Morse) Pauloz through the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain.


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