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Why have we got two extra types of charity?

Why have we got two extra types of charity?

A leading academic called the existing regulatory set-up 'a disaster' and has called for one complete charity register

A look at the psychology of the chair-chief relationship

A look at the psychology of the chair-chief relationship

What goes on beneath the surface could be the most important relationship in any charity, Rebecca Cooney reports

The Charity Law Association on George's less than marvellous medicine

The Charity Law Association on George's less than marvellous medicine

Plus: Loans by close companies, HMRC's policy on Gift Aid reclaims is clarified

Government proposes changes to lottery law

Government proposes changes to lottery law

Plus: consultation on social impact bonds, guidance on slavery and trafficking, and a guide to whistleblowing

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Legal update: Intangible asset transfer and Birmingham City Council land swap

Legal update: Intangible asset transfer and Birmingham City Council land swap

Plus: The proposed Cabinet Office consultation on CIOs

Transparency means not being defensive, says Kate Sayer

Transparency means not being defensive, says Kate Sayer

Details of pay, fundraising, campaigning and reserves should all be on your website, she argues

Rob Posgate: Fundraising report has put trustees on the spot

Rob Posgate: Fundraising report has put trustees on the spot

Sir Stuart Etherington's review means trustees should consider reviewing their fundraising strategies straight away, our legal commentator concludes

Legal update: New ruling on Bath Recreation Ground

Legal update: New ruling on Bath Recreation Ground

Plus: lessons from the Air Ambulance Service and implementation dates for provisions of the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act

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Charity Law

Legal Update: Charities bill reaches grand committee stage

Legal Update: Charities bill reaches grand committee stage

Plus: NI decision on housing society; and tribunal rules on timeframes

Legal Update: The government responds to the draft bill committee

Legal Update: The government responds to the draft bill committee

Plus: Law Commission consultation and the community amateur sports club scheme

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

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

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