Will John’s Campaign’s Judicial Review Action Succeed?

A charity based in Essex, John’s Campaign, has started a judicial review action against the UK Government as they seek to challenge coronavirus restrictions, which prevent visits from the relatives...


Insolvency Measures Extended To Help Charities

Further to our blog published on 25th August 2020 talking about the impact of Covid-19 on charities and their ability to hold general meetings, vital measures in the Corporate Insolvency...


Charitable Trustee’s Duties When Taking Or Defending Proceedings

Often trustees of charities have become trustees as they believe in the cause pursued by the charity in question. They often may not have any legal training that would allow...


FCA’s Business Interruption Test Case – What The Judgment Means For Businesses

The High Court has handed down its judgment in the test case which considered whether insurers should pay out on claims for Covid-related losses under business interruption cover. Below, we...


When Are Proceedings Involving Charity, Not Charity Proceedings?

Charities are regulated by the Charity Commission pursuant to the Charities Act 2011. When a charity becomes involved in a dispute, they must first consider whether any involvement/approval from the...


The Impact Of Covid-19 – Charities Search For Income

The Covid-19 crisis is having a profound impact on economic growth. Many businesses in the most affected sectors, such as tourism, hospitality, aviation and retail, have seen significant volatility in...


Data Protection For Charities – Important Points To Consider

It has been over two years since the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018, came into effect. In the midst of Covid-19, charities will be...


Charities In A Will Dispute

It is becoming increasingly common for testators to leave legacies to charities in their Will. This can be for many reasons, such as a personal connection or for Inheritance Tax...


Changes To Employment Contracts In 2020 – Advice To Charities

Charities, registered under the Charities Act 2011, need to ensure that they act within their charitable purposes and for the public benefit. Charity trustees have a responsibility to ensure that...


The Impact Of Covid-19 On Charities & General Meetings

Government-introduced measures as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic have had a significant impact on the ability of charities and other commercial entities to trade and administer their businesses. As...


Disposing Of Charity Land – Additional Considerations

Disposing of charity land carries a number of additional requirements and considerations. Such requirements will differ depending on factors, including: What the land is held for; What type of charity...


Charities Bite Back At “Gangster Granny”

The former senior partner of the now closed firm Dixon Coles McGill, Linda Box (affectionately known as ‘Gangster Granny’ in the press) was convicted in 2017 of nine counts of...


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