Some not-for-profits have fallen foul of the rules on broadcast ads, but how were the decisions made?
Bates Wells Braithwaite has been working with Acevo, the NGO association Bond and 38 Degrees to gain more clarification on the Lobbying Act.
Removal of asset lock on dividends from CICs 'will encourage social investment', say lawyers - Third Sector >
Third Sector have published an article reporting on the new legislation which makes it possible for community interest companies to pay dividends of more than 20 per cent of their share value to individual shareholders in one year.
Tributes and messages have been pouring in for Stephen Lloyd, much loved and respected former Senior Partner at Bates Wells Braithwaite, who has died following a boating accident on holiday in Wales last week.
Third Sector reports on BWB's recent submission to the Electoral Commission on improvements that could be made to the new guidance.
Last week the EDP reported how Norfolk’s long-distance trails the Weavers’ Way and Paston Way will receive a £500 000 financial boost. However, there is a growing concern that only one place will benefit from this investment while other public rights of way across Norfolk are being left to become haggard and unusable.
BWB's Public and Regulatory and Charity and Social Enterprise teams have made some practical suggestions to the Electoral Commission on the new guidance.
BWB's Charity & Social Enterprise team provide highlights of this week's Charity website announcements.
Christine Rigby examines regulators' plans to measure campaigning in the annual return - Civil Society >
Christine Rigby, senior consultant at Bates Wells Braithwaite, examines regulators' plans to measure campaigning in the annual return.
BWB's Simon Steeden calls for more clarity in spite of Electoral Commission’s guidance - Civil Society >
Since the publication of 292 pages of guidance on the Transparency of Lobbying, Non Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Act 2014, next to many charities, voluntary organisations, BWB has also openly raised its concerns that unclarity around the act remains.
Lesley Robinson, head of property dispute resolution, addresses key questions on charities and property.
BCL Legal Recruitment has published an article on Jim Clifford, following his recent move to BWB.
Philip Kirkpatrick, a trustee of the Human Dignity Trust and deputy managing partner at Bates Wells Braithwaite, looks at the successful appeal to overturn the Charity Commission's decision to refuse charitable status to the Human Dignity Trust.
This Third Sector article explores the role religion has on our secular society and the impact this is having on the Charity sector today.
Alice Faure-Walker, Senior Consultant at BWB, looks at how the Protection of Charities Bill could mean an extension of the Charity Commission's powers.
Louise McCartney recaps on the elements of whistleblowing legislation that are most relevant to employers.
Gemma Boore outlines directors’ key duties and the issues they raise.
Sarah Bull explains how to decide whether independents are right for your organisation, and how to use them to maximum effect.
William Garnett explains how the case of H v CT demonstrates that tribunals are willing to find that the denial of flexible working requests can be objectively justified, and that giving an employee’s request full consideration does command respect from tribunal judges.
Louise Rea examines the difficulties of enforcing non-solicitation covenants on employees posting online communications and social media updates.