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...


The Charitable Incorporated Organisations (Insolvency and Dissolution) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 – What Are The Implications For Charitable Incorporated Organisations (CIOs)?

With the introduction of the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020, a new moratorium procedure was introduced under Part A1 of the Insolvency Act 1986, which also applies to CIOs....


Charitable Gifting On Behalf Of Someone Who Loses Mental Capacity, Can This Be Done?

Whether you are acting as an attorney or deputy, gifts being made to charities on behalf of the vulnerable adult can be an essential part of your role. Thinking of...


What Does The FCA’s Business Interruption Insurance Test Case Mean For Charities Impacted By COVID-19?

At the end of July, the High Court test case, which has been brought by the Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) in relation to business interruption insurance policies, reached it conclusion....


Charities, Publication & Honest Opinion

Charities, with a view to being as transparent as possible, publish information about their inner workings. There has been an interesting case recently where a charity published information about a...


Acquiring Commercial Property As A Charity

As with any business, a charity may at some point wish to buy or lease commercial property. There are many reasons that a charity may wish to own or lease...


Can Charities Enter Into Mortgages?

The coronavirus has created a short-term need for borrowing for many businesses, and charities are not exempt. Short-term cash flow issues need to be addressed quickly to ensure the long-term...