Charity Commission Publish Summary Of Consultation Responses On Responsible Investment Guidance

The Charity Commission has recently published a summary of the responses received to a consultation on a proposal to update its guidance on responsible investments for charities. 211 responses were...


Lincolnshire Charity Shuts Down Following A Charity Commission Inquiry

The Alternative Animal Sanctuary made headline news last week but not for the right reasons. Following an investigation, which involved the Charity Commission and the RSPCA, over the “appalling conditions”...


Charity Commission’s Post-Pandemic Approach To General Meetings

At the beginning of August 2021, the Charity Commission updated its coronavirus guidance for trustees. This includes advice for trustees on holding general meetings remotely or postponing or cancelling meetings...


Limitation On The Gangster Granny Case

We previously discussed the case involving the misappropriation of money by Linda Box from a number of charities that she acted for in her capacity as a solicitor. Our previous...


Charity Commission Responds To Audit & Corporate Governance Consultation

The Charity Commission (the Commission) has responded to the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) consultation on restoring trust in audit and corporate governance. Whilst the Commission is...


Making A Professional Negligence Claim As A Charity

Professional negligence can be a somewhat confusing term but essentially, it is when a professional, for example, a solicitor or barrister, surveyor, accountant, architect, independent financial adviser, has failed to perform a job for their client/customer...


Why A Charity May Want To Pursue A Claim In Defamation?

Many charities rely on their media presence to attract donations and assistance so that they may pursue their charitable aims. This allows charities to have a larger audience due to...


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...