I came across this today whilst looking for something completely different. A firm of solicitors in Wilmslow have made a donation to The Christie in Manchester after the practice discovered the cash lying dormant in a client account and was unable to find its rightful owner.
They have had to go through the correct channels and gain permission from the SRA to make the donation in this way but the long and short of it is that a donation of over £10k has been made which would otherwise have festered in an account, unable to be spent on anything else.
So, I call to all you solicitors out there, have you any accounts like this and if so, would you like some help in ‘freeing’ the money to a new good charity home? If so, get in touch, I know plenty who would happily re-home any funds you may have