BWB Briefing | 25 August 2015 >

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.

Posted on 25 Aug 2015 in Legal Updates Read More >

Supervising Solicitors >

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.

Posted on 25 Aug 2015 in Legal Updates Read More >

Legacies Roundup | August 2015 >

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.

Posted on 24 Aug 2015 in Legal Updates Read More >

Employment insight - Volunteers: Status anxiety >

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.

Posted on 21 Aug 2015 in BWB Publications Read More >

Judicial review reforms: consultation on financial information >

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.

Posted on 13 Aug 2015 in Legal Updates Read More >

Shared Parental Leave: the troublesome offspring >

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.

Posted on 05 Aug 2015 in BWB Publications Read More >