Churches challenged to ‘rehabilitate and refresh’ how they explain the…

first_img Comments are closed. Submit an Event Listing The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group [Anglican Communion News Service] The new Archbishop of Wales, John Davies, has said churches are “not always seen for the good which we do, or for the just causes which we support or further, or for the justice and truth for which we call.” He called on churches to “rehabilitate and refresh” how they explain the Gospel message, particularly to young people who, he said, would high-five the prophet Job and queue for selfies with Jesus – if they properly understood Christianity. Davies made the comments as he was enthroned as the 13th archbishop of Wales during a service in Brecon Cathedral on Dec. 2.Read the full article here. Director of Music Morristown, NJ Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Comments (1) AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH The Rev. Fred Fenton says: Rector Collierville, TN Anglican Communion Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Associate Rector Columbus, GA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Press Release Service Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Churches challenged to ‘rehabilitate and refresh’ how they explain the Gospel Rector Bath, NC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Belleville, IL December 4, 2017 at 6:50 pm John Davies is part of the worldwide movement described in an importantnew book by Brian McLaren: “The Great Spiritual Migration How the World’s Largest Religion Is Seeking a Better Way to Be Christian.” That “better way” is to emphasize living according to the teachings and example of Jesus rather than placing the emphasis on correct belief. Rector Hopkinsville, KY Tags Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Submit a Press Release Posted Dec 4, 2017 Rector Washington, DC Featured Events Rector Knoxville, TN Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Martinsville, VA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Curate Diocese of Nebraska Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Submit a Job Listing Rector Tampa, FL Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Smithfield, NC Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Albany, NYlast_img read more

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Landmark property fraud appeal case decision rocks conveyancing world

first_imgSolicitors acting for vendors can no longer hope to pin the blame for a property fraud on other parties in the sale, the Court of Appeal has indicated in a decision that will have far-reaching effects on the whole property industry.This follows a landmark decision yesterday that puts to rest one of the most complicated property law cases in recent years, and which has also highlighted how easy it can be for fraudsters to con millions of pounds from buyers.The two negligence cases, which concerned frauds completed in 2013 and 2014, were originally brought by unrelated London developers ripped off by different criminals posing as the vendors of properties they did not own.Yesterday’s decision by the three judges in the Court of Appeal clarifies how much vendors’ solicitors are liable in cases like this, and is likely to trigger significant reform of the conveyancing process by the Law Society. During the appeal process both vendors’ solicitors were highlighted by the judges for their weak identity checks.“We can almost hear the collective sigh of relief of those involved in acting for purchasers in conveyancing transactions. Those acting for sellers though, not unreasonably, need to make sure they carry out the proper identity checks,” says Catherine Penny at legal firm Stevens & Bolton.“Concerned about the impact the first instance judgment would have on the profession and in particular those acting for purchasers, the Law Society intervened and provided written submissions to the Court of Appeal.“That the obligation should lie on the side of the fraudulent sellers’ solicitors to check their clients’ identity seems fairer than it being for the innocent purchaser’s solicitors, but what happened to ‘buyer beware’? Sellers’ solicitors will certainly need to be more vigilant in their identify checks going forward.”Property fraudIn the first case, P&P Properties sought to get the £1.03 million it paid for a fraudulently-sold property at 52 Brackenbury Road, Hammersmith (pictured above, right), from Owen White and Catlin, the solicitor instructed by the fake vendor, and the selling agent, Winkworth.In the second case, developer Dreamvar pinned its hopes on recouping the £1.1 million it paid for a fraudulently-sold property in Earls Court (pictured above, left) from its own solicitor, Mishcon De Reya, rather than the vendor’s legal firm Mary Monson Solicitors.The agent involved in this case was Douglas & Gordon, but no claim was made against it and the firm has not been involved in any of the litigation.In the original court cases both developers attempted to sue their chosen parties for negligence but failed, and subsequently appealed.This includes Winkworth, which, in the original trial, had the claim against it dismissed although its request for costs was reduced by 10% for its role in the fraud. This has now been overturned.Yesterday lead judge Lord Justice Patten allowed P&P’s appeal against the original judge’s finding that there was no breach of trust but dismissed its claim that there had been a breach of warranty of authority.In the Dreamvar case he allowed the appeal by Mishcon De Reya and Dreamvar that there was no breach of trust by the vendor’s solicitor but refused to grant relief to Mishcon De Reya.Read the full judgement.Read our guest blog by leading solicitor Peter Rodd on what agents need to do to prevent fraud.mischcon da reya P&P properties Mary Monson solicitors property fraud douglas and gordon dreamvar May 16, 2018Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Landmark property fraud appeal case decision rocks conveyancing world previous nextRegulation & LawLandmark property fraud appeal case decision rocks conveyancing worldJudges’ decision to allow some elements of the Dreamvar and P&P Properties’ appeals is likely to spark a wholesale reform of the house selling process.Nigel lewis16th May 201803,646 Viewslast_img read more

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