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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 when they bring cases where they feel the police or other authorities might not take action is causing concern

The risk of challenging the regulator

The risk of challenging the regulator

Plus: Flouting the hunting ban

How to include members' views on the board of trustees and avoid the Gresley Society effect

How to include members' views on the board of trustees and avoid the Gresley Society effect

The key is consultation, writes Rebecca Cooney

Legal Diary: Change is in the offing at the regulator

Behind the scenes of the governance world

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Legal Diary: On the lookout for a new, non-Beveridge quote for William Shawcross

Legal Diary: On the lookout for a new, non-Beveridge quote for William Shawcross

Plus: the Charity Commission's new blog, judgment for Jehovah's Witnesses and a dust-up between the regulators

Why you need to declare your persons with significant control

Why you need to declare your persons with significant control

Any charity with a corporate body in its structure will soon have to comply with this element of the Business, Enterprise and Employment Act, writes Rebecca Cooney

Legal Diary: Tory MP Sir Edward Garnier and the 'aggressive' claim

Legal Diary: Tory MP Sir Edward Garnier and the 'aggressive' claim

Plus: when is a charity Islamic? And the tribunal application that time forgot

So what happens when a charity opts to spend out?

So what happens when a charity opts to spend out?

The Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Trust is among bodies that have decided to spend everything and close. Liam Kay reports

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Charity Law

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

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

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