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Trustees must always be thinking about risk

25 Aug 2015 | Dorothy Dalton

In light of the Olive Cooke scandal and a recent court case over legacies Dorothy Dalton reminds trustees that they must always be considering potential risks to their charities, even when they seem unlikely.

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