Charity Proceedings

Before any legal action is taken by a charity – whether to bring or defend a claim – the trustees must consider whether or not this will be in the...


Challenge To Charitable Legacy On The Grounds Of Knowledge & Approval

In previous blogs, reference to the personal representative (PR) effects of litigation on charities has been touched upon. Now more than ever the press are extremely interested in Will challenge...


Managing Redundancies In Charities

Like many organisations this year, charities have had to look at their resources and staffing levels in the context of financial stability during the global pandemic, which has hugely affected...


Leaving A Gift To Charity In Your Will

Many companies across the world have been severely affected by the coronavirus pandemic, due to its impact on the economy and society, in general, and charities are no exception. With...


Charities Actively Disputing A Will

In a previous blog, we considered the position a charity should take when becoming involved in a Will dispute, focusing on the instances when the Will dispute arises as a...


Charity Disputes – The Alternative Dispute Resolution Options Available

In a recent blog, we discussed the duties of charitable trustees in respect of litigation. One of the duties referred to in the blog was: “unless time constraints for bringing...


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...