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Latest Governance Good Practice

Legal Diary: A difference of opinion on the regulator's epistles

Legal Diary: A difference of opinion on the regulator's epistles

Anyone attending House of Lords committee meetings can look forward to some unexpected commentary

Peter Stanford: There are advantages to experience

Peter Stanford: There are advantages to experience

You don't get so fazed by challenges and what causes you sleepless nights at 30 no longer affects your slumbers, writes our columnist

The difficult balance trustees must strike on fundraising

The difficult balance trustees must strike on fundraising

Opinions in the sector vary as to how much the board should get involved in this important function

Crowdfunding catches on to fund judicial reviews

Crowdfunding catches on to fund judicial reviews

There are a number of benefits to seeking small amounts of money from members of the public to pay for legal action, writes Patrick McCurry.

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Why all charities need a policy on safeguarding

Why all charities need a policy on safeguarding

The Charity Commission is producing guidance that is likely to advise every charity to establish how it comes into contact with vulnerable people.

Legal Diary: Wimbledon Common in a tangle on access survey

Legal Diary: Wimbledon Common in a tangle on access survey

Latest news on trustees in south-west London and a disputed land survey

How Veolia's trustees cut costs - but not quality

How Veolia's trustees cut costs - but not quality

The environmental charity has had to come to terms with unavoidable falls in income

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Charity Law

Legal Diary: Grant-giving guidance expected later this year

Legal Diary: Grant-giving guidance expected later this year

Plus: Charity tribunal fees and quotes for William Shawcross

Legal Diary: The risk of challenging the regulator

Legal Diary: The risk of challenging the regulator

Plus: Flouting the hunting ban

Analysis: When charities start taking the law into their own hands

Analysis: When charities start taking the law into their own hands

Charities bringing private prosecutions is nothing new but could cuts to government budgets lead to more of them taking action, asks Rebecca Cooney

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: 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

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