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Providing support and advice for in-house charity lawyers

Providing support and advice for in-house charity lawyers

Lawyers in Charities last year took on a new name, chair and management structure. Sam Burne James reports

Legal Update: Charity Commission refuses to register shooting club

Legal Update: Charity Commission refuses to register shooting club

Plus: Judicial review rejected, trustees warned about tax and a reminder that legal form matters over substance in VAT exemptions

How Streetbank persuaded the commission to change its mind on registration

How Streetbank persuaded the commission to change its mind on registration

The online platform that allows people to help their neighbours had a tough time convincing the regulator of its charitable purpose. Sam Burne James reports

Legal Update: Bill will close disqualification loophole

Legal Update: Bill will close disqualification loophole

Plus: the government publishes draft legislation for the Finance Bill 2015, and community amateur sports clubs get new rules, writes Adrian Pashley

Tara McInnes: The ramifications of unregulated will-writing

Tara McInnes: The ramifications of unregulated will-writing

Charities can miss out on insurance money when legacies in wills that have been drafted with these firms fall through, so they should support the Lord Chancellor's call for regulation, writes the legal expert

Analysis: Does attendance by videolink help or hinder board meetings?

Analysis: Does attendance by videolink help or hinder board meetings?

Remote working has changed the way many organisations operate, but how does it affect the traditional format of a charity trustee meeting? Sam Burne James reports

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