Charities And The Law
News, analysis and comment on charity law and how the law in general, including employment law and tax law, applies to the voluntary sector.
Latest Charity Law In Depth
A recent ruling means charities could see an increase in claims brought by aggrieved relatives - but so far the courts appear to be taking a common-sense approach
The out-of-court agreement was frustrating for some lawyers, reports Sam Burne James
Does the charity tribunal process benefit or suffer from such external interventions?
Latest Charity Law News
- Clarify trustees' investment duties, Law Commission is told
- Scotland same-sex marriage law 'will not jeopardise churches' charitable status'
- Catholic adoption charity wins appeal against Scottish regulator over exclusion of gay couples
- Charities face 'serious threat' from government over their independence, report says
- Charity tribunal hearing over Bath Rugby Club land dispute begins
- Supreme Court ruling on Church of Scientology could affect legal meaning of religion, Charity Commission says
- Charity tribunal's role in dealing with third-party applications 'should be clarified'
- Ministers will legislate to prevent tax relief for charities being used for tax avoidance
- Scottish government sets out position on charities in an independent Scotland
HR and the law: The Working Time Regulations Charities should be aware that 'on-call' staff are entitled to rest, says Emma Burrows
HR and the law: care workers and the POCA and POVA lists Emma Burrows explains the rules
HR and the law: Statutory dispute resolution procedures Emma Burrows examines how the Employment Act 2008 changes dispute resolution
HR and the law: The Employment Act 2008 Emma Burrows looks at the Acas code of practice for the Employment Act 2008
HR and the law: sick leave and holidays Emma Burrows explains the implications of a recent judgement on sick leave and holidays
Analysis and reaction to the recent ruling on fee-charging schools and public benefit.
When should charities call in lawyers? Should they take legal action against public sector paymasters? Plus the biggest legal blunders?
Charities And The Law In General
Between £50m and £60m is expected to be cut from legal aid through the voluntary sector, says an inquiry run by Richard Gutch
The founder and chief executive of ClientEarth has expanded his staff from zero to 60 in five years
A recent case shows how charities can leave themselves open to claims of unfair dismissal if they don't follow the appropriate codes when dismissing staff, says Victoria Willson
Charities And The Law News
- Charities and voluntary groups urged to disobey lobbying act
- Government scraps plans to make judicial reviews harder for charities
- Payment-by-results contracts are 'stifling innovation', says report
- Music charity chief executive and trustee charged with conspiracy to commit fraud
- Charity Finance Group warns charities not to be over-confident on new pension law
- Autism charity that lost patent court case pays an initial £40,000 in costs
- Former head of Aberdeen Council of Voluntary Organisations guilty of indecent assault
- Trial begins of former chief executive of Aberdeen Council of Voluntary Organisations
- Family of former director of firm that advised Cup Trust 'could make £3.5m'
- Unite issues unfair dismissal claim against Turning Point on behalf of 300 staff
Latest jobs Jobs web feed
- Fundraiser Spires £25,000 (negotiable for the right candidate), Streatham
- Chief Executive Harvey Nash c£80k, Crawley
- Chief Executive CTC- The National Cycling Organisation £72,500pa, Based in Guildford, Surrey
- Head of Community Fundraising St. Joseph's Hospice Salary: Band 7 £36,916 - £46,837 per annum inclusive, London
- Head of Individual Giving St. Joseph's Hospice Salary: Band 7 £36,916 - £46,837 per annum inclusive, London
- 'A lot of misunderstanding and a pervasive cynicism'
- Office for Civil Society consults on £40m fund to stop organisations closing
- Big Lottery Fund launches £10m programme to attract social investment
- Barnardo's trustees look into allegations against incoming chief Javed Khan
- Community Service Volunteers to close its learning centres in restructure
- Nearly all Charity Commission staff received a bonus last year
- Date: Wed 12 Mar 2014 - Thu 13 Mar 2014
- Venue: Birmingham
- Date: Thu 13 Mar 2014 - Fri 16 May 2014
- Venue: Leeds
- Date: Thu 13 Mar 2014 - Thu 13 Mar 2014
- Venue: London
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