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
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 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
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
Latest Charity Law News
- Law Society publishes guidance on charitable gifts in sharia wills
- Scottish regulator accepts quashing of its order to adoption agency
- Government moves to speed up payroll-giving process
- Council leader suspended for breaching code of conduct on declarations of interest
- 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
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
- Scottish Charities Appeals Panel decision on Catholic adoption charity 'mistaken'
- World Vision UK says its practices won't be affected by US discrimination case
- Mental health charity dissolved in wake of critical Charity Commission report
- Criminal justice charities to appeal judicial review rejection by High Court
- 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
Latest jobs Jobs web feed
- Trust Fundraiser Dorset Community Foundation £15,000 - 21 hrs per week (0.6 full time equivalent), Bournemouth
- Insight Operations Manager ecdp £26,544 - £32,563 per annum , Chelmsford, Essex
- HR Service Manager CAFOD £38,634 - £40,178 pa, London
- Chief Executive - Aberdeen University Students' Association Aberdeen University Students' Association Up to £65,000 + 33 holiday days + 8 bank hols + benefits, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
- Head of Research Operations Arthritis Research UK £45,000 - £48,000 + Benefits, Chesterfield, Derbyshire
- Debra Allcock Tyler questions experience of new Charity Commission chief executive
- Charity Commission appoints Paula Sussex as its next chief executive
- London Marathon runner's death prompts surge in donations to the National Osteoporosis Society
- Police in England and Wales record 270 charity fraud allegations in the final quarter of 2013
- Big Lottery Fund board feared 'sustained drop in income' after Lotto ticket price doubled
- Charity Commission board member will lead Birmingham schools investigation
- Date: Thu 13 Mar 2014 - Fri 16 May 2014
- Venue: Leeds
- Date: Wed 23 Apr 2014 - Wed 23 Apr 2014
- Venue: Westminster
- Date: Wed 30 Apr 2014 - Wed 30 Apr 2014
- Venue: London
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