Overhaul Of GDPR Following Brexit?

The UK’s current data protection laws are predominantly based on EU legislation. This was necessary to ensure the UK, as a member of the EU, complied with the necessary regulations....


Court Rules That Unincorporated Charity Members May Be Fiduciaries

In the recent case of Jaffer v Jaffer and others [2021], the Court had to consider a dispute involving the appointment of various roles within a large charity. Jaffer v...


Charities Bill 2021 – Key Proposals

Back in May, the Queen’s Speech confirmed that the Government is looking to alter the Charities Act 2011 in some very important ways. This hasn’t come out of the blue,...


How Covid-19 Has Changed The World For Retail Landlords

Around 40 years ago, if a retailer wanted to occupy premises in a primary location, it probably had to sign an ‘institutionally accepted 25-year lease with five-yearly upward-only rent reviews’...


The Charities Bill – Important Changes All Charities Need To Be Aware Of

Earlier this month, the Charities Bill was introduced during the Queen’s Speech, which, if introduced, will bring into force several technical, but vital, legal changes to charity law in the...


Breaches Of Contract – What Are The Options Available To A Charity?

It is always important for charities (and also other types of organisations) to have the right contract in place for any type of transaction. However, no matter how stable and...


Can A Charity Pay A Trustee?

The voluntary role of a Trustee for many charities is a vital role to enable the most important decisions to be made. The role of a Trustee does vary and...


Law Commission Recommendations For Charity Law Reforms Accepted By The Government

Back in 2017, the Law Commission made a number of recommendations (via their 2017 Technical Issues in Charity Law report) which would reform UK charity law and were designed to...


The Court’s Approach On Religious Charitable Disputes

There are many UK charities which are based around religion, a number of which being related to the parish of churches. The case of Trustees of the Celestial Church of...


How Does A Charity Obtain Payment Of A Legacy Made By Someone Living Abroad?

It is not unusual these days for people to have property and assets abroad and sometimes live there, and sometimes die there. In the circumstances where a deceased person has...


The Disqualification Of Directors Of Incorporated Charities

Like the directors of commercial companies, the directors of incorporated charities can be disqualified under the Company Director Disqualification Act 1986. However, as the Court has found in a case...


The Future Of Wills

Covid-19 has caused some dramatic changes (albeit some are temporary) in respect of the creation and execution of Wills such as the introduction of virtual online witnessing of Wills. Legacy Foresight...