BWB recently joined forces with the Employment Related Services Association and a number of the main players in the social investment sector to identify changes which would give charities and social enterprises a fairer prospect of delivering public service contracts. See today’s Briefing for details.
The Lawyer, Legal Week and Legal Business report on BWB's appointment to Co-operative Bank legal panel >
BWB has been appointed to the Co-operative Bank legal panel.
Regulation of fundraising was rarely out of the headlines over the summer. We summarise developments and the next steps in today's briefing. This weeks’ briefing covers an extended period from 20th July to 21st August.
Litigators will know that the court will not permit the carrying out of a search order in civil proceedings without a supervising solicitor having been appointed. We believe there are few, if any, other firms that can match our experience in acting as supervising solicitors.
The Employment Related Services Association has published a new report, Improving Employment Outcomes: Empowering the Social Sector Through Social Investment, aiming to aid government thinking on the design and commissioning of future employment support programmes.
BWB’s Charity Legacies, Trusts & Probate Disputes team continues to be busy with a wide range of legacy-related matters. Highlights this month include a new instruction to defend a substantial charity legacy from a proprietary estoppel claim, and we have also just finished successfully negotiating the dismissal of an appeal against a judgment in our client’s favour, in a high profile charity trust dispute.
For many organisations, particularly in the third sector, volunteers and interns are essential components of the workforce. Volunteers and interns provide much needed skills and manpower, and are often flexible in terms of their time commitments. There are also obvious financial benefits to engaging individuals on that basis. These characteristics can be incredibly attractive to organisations, particularly those facing funding issues or fluctuating demand for services.
The Modern Slavery Act 2015 introduces new transparency requirements for certain commercial organisations which will need careful preparation and PR handling.
Following the annual immigration cap for sponsoring non-EEA skilled migrants under the Tier 2 (General) subcategory, the cap was reached once again this month.
Migration Advisory Committee report published on salary thresholds under Tier 2 of the points-based system >
The Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) has published its report today on its analysis on the salary thresholds under Tier 2.
The government has published a further consultation relating to the recent wide ranging judicial review reforms. The majority of the reforms have been enacted through the Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015 (CJCA). However, some of the reforms in the CJCA relating to finances and costs have yet to be brought into force and consequently the government is seeking further evidence.
BWB are pleased to announce that Philip Trott has been included in this year’s Citywealth Leaders List.
Shared Parental Leave (SPL), which allows eligible parents of children born or adopted after 5 April 2015 to share up to 50 weeks of leave and up to 37 weeks of pay, is an attractive option for employees but raises a number of thorny issues for employers, predominantly in relation to pay.
When employers are considering alternative employment for employees at risk of redundancy, they often assume that a ‘suitable’ job must be comparable with the employee’s current position.
See here for a summary of developments in relation to regulation of fundraising including the Etherington Review of Fundraising, the parliamentary inquiry and changes to Institute of Fundraising Code of Practice.
The Charity Commission has published information regarding its recent decisions, inquiry reports and an overview of its work.