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...


Every Little Helps…

At a time when the Government has spent vast amounts of money on keeping the country going in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic and as a result, hugely increased...


Court Asked To Determine Man’s True Age

The Court of Protection can be called upon to make a wide range of decisions relating to the welfare of an individual who lacks the capacity to do so themselves....


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 otherwise,...


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...