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Choosing Charities to Donate Money to without supporting high salaries and administration costs

Choosing a charity to donate hard earned money to is not a particularly easy task. Every year the trustees of the Ten-Percent Foundation sit down to work out how to distribute our funds to worthy causes. The Ten-Percent Foundation is a charitable trust linked to Ten-Percent Legal Recruitment. Every year the company donates 10% of its profits to charity via the Foundation. There are two trustees and we determine how to spend the money, which is usually aimed at charities in the UK and Africa together with locally based sports organisations.  This article would be of interest to all those people who feel strongly about donating money to charity that actually makes a difference. It sets out the decisions made by the charity’s trustees on a number of causes and how we came to make those decisions. We wrote an article last year detailing the top paid staff at charities and it is one of our most popular and commented on articles on the Legal Recruitment Blog.  NB: none of c

A Psychic's 2015 New Year Predictions Revisited

Every year we produce an article for our January Legal Recruitment Newsletter about predictions for the previous year by an expert online psychic, Craig Hamilton-Parker (from We have also included his 2016 predictions below to see how he does when we revisit in 2017. In 2014 Mr Hamilton-Parker scored 1 out of 16. Mr Hamilton-Parker charges £1.50 per minute for his services via telephone consultations. Online Psychic Craig Hamilton-Parker's Predictions and Results for 2015 1. Prince Harry will get engaged (correct) 2. Major volcanic eruptions in Japan and Hawaii (correct - although Hawaii volcanoes have been erupting constantly since 2008!) 3. National Health and Police strikes with riots in London (incorrect on all three) 4. Joan Collins dies (wrong - although Jackie Collins died) 5. Royal family death (wrong) 6. Strange fluctuations in the Earth’s Magnetic Field Detected (too vague to check!) 7. A Nuclear submarine will get into serious problems