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27 Nov 2012
Castleacre Support the Fitzwilliam’s Glorious 2012 Gala Reception

We were delighted to be one of a number of companies to support the Fitzwilliam Museum’s Glorious 2012 Gala Reception. The reception on the 19th November was conceived by Cambridgeshire’s High Sheriff, Penny Walkinshaw, who set out to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and a hugely successful Olympics by raising funds for both local charities and the Fitzwilliam itself. The...

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17 Sep 2012
Castleacre Present the Trumpington Estate with the East Anglian Grey Partridge Trophy

Castleacre Director, Hugo Johnsen, took great pleasure in presenting the 2012 Castleacre GWCT East Anglian Grey Partridge Award to David Knott, Estate Manager and Gamekeeper, Jamie Stead, from the Trumpington estate. They received the trophy on behalf of the Pemberton family who own the Cambridgeshire estate. The Award ceremony which included an enjoyable and informative farm walk, buffet...

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23 Aug 2012
The Financial Times Invites Castleacre to Advise on Executors Liabilities

Castleacre Director, Hugo Johnsen, was asked by the Financial Times to advise on the liabilities that executors face in this weekend’s Money supplement. To find out what he had to say read the full article click Financial Times Money (If you are not a susbscriber to the Financial Times you can register for free and read up to...

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11 Jul 2012
The Financial Times Reports Growth in Disputes over Wills

This Saturday the Financial Times highlighted the growing number of inheritance disputes  – reporting that the number of cases which have reached court have doubled since 2006 to 663 but that they represent the tip of the iceberg with numerous disputes between claimants, beneficiaries and executors settled less than amicably outside the court system. Professional probate specialists admitted that often...

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14 Jun 2012
End of Flood Insurance Agreement will Pose Problems for Property Owners

The dramatic scenes in Wales and on the South coast this June have brought flood insurance into sharp focus once again. In 2000 the insurance industry and the government set up a short term agreement, the ‘Flood Insurance Statement of Principle’, to ensure that people living in homes which were at possible risk of flooding would...

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24 Apr 2012
Badly Written Wills Are Not the Only Problem Executors Face

Growing Number of Non-Professional Executors Face Unlimited Personal Liability – Castleacre Have Designed A Policy to Protect Lay Executors Yesterday’s announcement that there will be new regulations applied to will writing follows hot on the heels of the Legal Services Board Report in January which looked into professional probate services and whether people were getting value for money. ...

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02 Feb 2012
The Rectory Society’s Guest Speaker Was Author and Ceramicist Edmund De Waal

This year’s Rectory Society AGM was held in the high Victorian Gothic church of St Paul’s in Knightsbridge on 31st January. Members and guests were treated to a very engaging talk by the artist and writer, Edmund de Waal. Widely regarded as one of Britain’s pre-eminent contemporary ceramicists he has also become a best selling author...

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