Is The Risk Of Data Breaches Increasing For Charities?

Given that charities, in the main, have at their heart protecting and improving the lives of the most vulnerable sectors of society, whether those sectors relate to people, animals or...


Dealing With Grievances In Charities

Although employment law applies to all organisations (private, public and third sector), dealing with staff disputes and grievances can be particularly challenging for charities for a number of reasons, such...


Charities Update – Managing Conflicts Of Interest

Whilst it is important for a charity to focus on carrying out their role to perform the main function of their existence, it is vital for them to do so...


John Howell MP Proposes New Bill Allowing Parties To Offer An Apology Without Admitting Liability

During a legal dispute, often a party will not want to offer a formal apology through fear that it will be treated as an admission of liability. However, under a...


Strengthening Charities Resilience With Legacies Report

In November 2020, a joint report was published by Legacy Foresight, The Institute of Legacy Management and Smee and Ford, which focussed, in part, at raising awareness amongst smaller charities...


Ownership Of Charity Property

If you are purchasing land on behalf of a charity there are a number of considerations that you will need to take into account. The most common way that charities...


Fraud Advisory Panel & Charities Commission Report Into Charity Fraud

In 2009, the Fraud Advisory Panel, with the support of the Charities Commission, undertook the most extensive review of fraud in the charity sector to that date. The outcome of...


Warning To Charity Trustees – Non-Compliance With Statutory Disposal Requirements Could Put Your Contract At Risk

When a charity disposes of a property, the Trustees must comply with the statutory requirements under the Charities Act 2011 (CA 2011) (for more detail on the requirements, please read...


Charities Disclaiming An Inheritance

A substantial amount of charities’ income arises from inheritances, whereby testators commonly leave specific legacies or part of their estate to a chosen charity. This is particularly beneficial for charities...


Disposing Of Charity Land – Obtaining Consent To Dispose

When a charity wishes to dispose of land/property, there are a number of additional considerations to be satisfied. A charity which is regulated by the Charity Commission must comply with...


The Importance Of Transparent & Accountable Governance In Charities

In June, the Charity Commission reported the findings of an inquiry into a high profile national charity. In the foreword to the report, the Rt Hon Baroness Stowell of Beeston...


Are Proceedings Brought By A Charity Appropriate?

Bhamani and others v Sattar and others [2020] In the case of Bhamani and others v Sattar and others, the Court was asked by the Defendant to consider whether it...