BWB responds to Lord Hodgson’s statutory review of non-party campaigning regulation >

Over the summer, a call for views and evidence was issued by Lord Hodgson’s independent statutory review of the rules that apply to election campaigning by non parties. BWB’s Melanie Carter and Rosamund McCarthy authored a detailed response to Lord Hodgson’s team on behalf of BWB’s Electoral, Political and Campaigning Law team, setting out BWB’s vision for reform of the non party campaigning regime.

Posted on 12 Oct 2015 in Legal Updates Read More >

Government consults on costs protection in environmental claims >

The government is seeking views on its proposals to change the regime for costs protection in environmental claims. Currently, where a claim for judicial review falls within the scope of the Aarhus Convention (on access to information, public participation in decision-making and access to justice in environmental matters), the amount recoverable in legal costs from the claimant if they lose is £5,000 for individuals, or £10,000 for organisations. If the claimant is successful, the maximum they can recover in legal costs from the defendant is £35,000.

Posted on 07 Oct 2015 in Legal Updates Read More >

Gifts of shares >

Legacies of shares in private companies are an increasingly popular type of bequest to charities, so it is important to understand the options available to maximise the value of such bequests to your charity. 

Leticia Jennings advises charities in receipt of these gifts on how best to deal with them. 

Posted on 05 Oct 2015 in BWB Publications Read More >

BWB Briefing for Charities and Social Enterprises | 29 September 2015 >

On Wednesday last week, the review panel led by Sir Stuart Etherington published their report “Regulating fundraising for the future: Trust in charities, confidence in fundraising regulation”. See today’s Briefing for details and sector reaction.

In the wake of high profile media reports into charitable fundraising practices, we are holding a seminar which will review the recommendations of the reviews carried out by Sir Stuart Etherington and the Institute of Fundraising. See below for details.

Posted on 29 Sep 2015 in Legal Updates Read More >