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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

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

Preston Down Trust

'Judgment would be better' in Brethren case

The out-of-court agreement was frustrating for some lawyers, reports Sam Burne James

Charity tribunal

Third-party right to appeal

Does the charity tribunal process benefit or suffer from such external interventions?


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