Umbrella bodies say charities should be excluded from judicial review changes

High Court: judicial review changes on the way
High Court: judicial review changes on the way

Three charity umbrella bodies added their voices to calls for charities to be excluded from proposed changes to judicial review legislation that could result in donors having to pay charities' legal costs. The Ministry of Justice is consulting on proposed changes that could mean any charity that wanted to pursue a judicial review but cap its costs in advance through a protective cost order would have to disclose the names, addresses and financial details of all its members, who could then be called upon to pay the costs if the charity were to lose. A joint response to the consultation from the Association of Charitable Foundations, the Charity Finance Group and the National Council for Voluntary Organisations called for the proposals to be amended to exclude charitable donations.

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