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

Laura Soley says changing a charity's purpose requires more than just the donor's permission

Rules on restricted funds

The Society Network Foundation's diversion of leftover money is under scrutiny. Laura Soley, pictured, says it is a frequent misconception that getting the donor's permission to make the change is all that is required

Proposed changed to judicial review are about more than cutting public spending, writes Kevin Curley

Kevin Curley: We must oppose legal reforms that aim to silence the voices of charities

Proposed changes to judicial review could make it more difficult for charities to challenge the state on behalf of the weakest people in society, writes our columnist

Tara McInnes says courts are taking a pragmatic approach to resolve an otherwise uncomfortable decision

Clerical errors could mean trouble for charities' legacy income

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


Employment Law

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

Upper tribunal decision on public benefit

Upper Tribunal decision on public benefit

Analysis and reaction to the recent ruling on fee-charging schools and public benefit.

Charity Law Extra

Charity Law Extra

When should charities call in lawyers? Should they take legal action against public sector paymasters? Plus the biggest legal blunders?


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