Charities And The Law

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Legal Update: The Charity Commission is getting tougher on misconduct

Legal Update: The Charity Commission is getting tougher on misconduct

The regulator is also improving its transparency, writes Adrian Pashley

Charities need a fair volunteering policy

Charities need a fair volunteering policy

After the National Trust was criticised for overstretching its voluntary staff, Jonathan Bruck and Chelsea Martin outline the legal considerations for charities

New law for cooperatives and community benefit societies

New law for cooperatives and community benefit societies

Some say the new legal structure will put industrial and provident societies on a par with companies; others are less positive. Sam Burne James reports

Kenneth Dibble

Kenneth Dibble

The Charity Commission's veteran head of legal services tells Sam Burne James that redefined charitable purposes have made his role an interesting one in recent years - and that he thinks the charity tribunal is a good thing

Points of law: Clarity on social investment

Points of law: Clarity on social investment

Legal experts, including Jonathan Brinsden of Bircham Dyson Bell, have generally welcomed the Law Commission's proposal for a new power to guide trustees on tax matters - but there are still questions to be answered, finds Sam Burne James

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