Charities And The Law
News, analysis and comment on charity law and how the law in general, including employment law and tax law, applies to the voluntary sector.
A plea for help in a charity Christmas card sparked an investigation into Chinese factory conditions by the retailer Tesco. Rebecca Cooney asks what charities can do if they find themselves caught up in similar situations
Solicitors must be treated with respect, because many already distrust charities seeking legacies, writes our columnist
The Charities Acts Handbook is a hefty tome for the sector to digest
The 12-year-old legacy dispute involving involving the RSPCA, the RSPB and the Blue Cross may be costly, but charities should never be deterred from pursuing the right case, writes the solicitor
The automatic disqualification rules will be extended to cover even more criminal convictions in 2017. As John Plummer discovers, there is disquiet about the implications
It does not help trustees understand the process the Charity Commission will follow, writes the charities partner at the law firm Bond Dickinson
Plus: Charity tribunal fees and quotes for William Shawcross
A recent ruling means that courts will no long allow disgruntled family members to act obstructively, writes the solicitor
Charities bringing private prosecutions is nothing new but could cuts to government budgets lead to more of them taking action, asks Rebecca Cooney
The episode does little to enhance the commission's standing as an authoritative regulator, writes Stephen Cook
There was good news on business rates, sensible proposals from Lord Hodgson, and much to play for in the new charities act, writes Stephen Cook
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