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Don Bawtree: Law Commission report highlights the complex world of charities

Don Bawtree: Law Commission report highlights the complex world of charities

Plus: Charity Commission's review of accounts; an illuminating paper from the Institute of Business Ethics; and how legacies help

Kevin Curley: Worthing's trustee club shows the way forward

Kevin Curley: Worthing's trustee club shows the way forward

A trip to the south coast provides our columnist with a good example of a CVS managing without local authority funding

'Chairs are a catalyst either for good or ill'

'Chairs are a catalyst either for good or ill'

Four years after the Association of Chairs was launched, executive director Ros Oakley believes the organisation has filled a long-standing niche in sector representation

A turbulent end to The Body Shop Foundation

A turbulent end to The Body Shop Foundation

A dispute between the cosmetics firm and its associated foundation led ultimately to the closure of the charity

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Kate Sayer: What trustees should look out for as austerity holds sway

Kate Sayer: What trustees should look out for as austerity holds sway

Our columnist gives six tips on keeping finances in order

Stephen Pidgeon: The new regulator should be merged with the ASA

Stephen Pidgeon: The new regulator should be merged with the ASA

Executives have produced a system that could actually work but it will not be good value for money, argues our columnist

How to get staff and employers on board

How to get staff and employers on board

Charity trustee boards are too often male, pale and stale, but the workplace can act as a route towards trusteeship

Legal Diary: Don't drop this guide to charity law on your foot

Legal Diary: Don't drop this guide to charity law on your foot

The Charities Acts Handbook is a hefty tome for the sector to digest

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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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