Luke Fletcher quoted in response to instruction to Christopher McCall QC on ethically questionable investments >
Luke Fletcher has been quoted in Third Sector, The Lawyer and Blue&Greeen Tomorrow in regards to BWB instructing Christopher McCall QC on 'ground-breaking legal opinion' considering ethically questionable investments.
Headlines were made at the beginning of this month when it came to light that Jose Mourinho, manager of Chelsea FC, would be named as an individual respondent to an employment tribunal claim filed by the club’s former first-team doctor, Dr Eva Carneiro. Reports suggested that Dr Carneiro would pursue claims of constructive unfair dismissal and sex discrimination, following a well-publicised incident at a match in August. This case highlights the considerable risk faced by individual respondents in such matters – an issue which receives surprisingly little attention given the high stakes involved.
Sarah Payne details the changes to allow charities more opportunities to raise funds from exempt lotteries.
A court in Oslo has found the Norwegian Refugee Council guilty of gross negligence after failing in its duty of care after four of its staff members were kidnapped in Kenya in 2012; a case which has significant implications for security in the aid industry. BWB's Louise Rea gave her expert legal opinion on the ruling, voicing her concerns regarding the ramifications this case will have for aid organisations.
On instruction from Community Energy England (CEE), Bates Wells Braithwaite has served HM Treasury with a pre-action letter calling for a judicial review. The letter concerns government plans to exclude community energy projects from the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) and Social Investment Tax relief (SITR) from this month.
In a ground-breaking legal opinion, Christopher McCall QC, a pre-eminent legal expert on the hotly debated topic of ‘fiduciary duty’, has raised the prospect that a wide range of different charities may be legally required to re-evaluate their approach to carbon intensive investments. McCall’s opinion was written following an instruction from Bates Wells Braithwaite to consider the subject of ethically questionable investments.
BWB Partners Simon Steeden and Rosamund McCarthy have prepared a briefing in relation to proposed amendments to the EU Referendum Bill, which was debated in the House of Lords yesterday (23rd November 2015).
BWB acts for Community Energy England challenging the Government’s announcements on changes to Enterprise Investment Scheme >
BWB's Selman Ansari and Simon Steeden acts for Community Energy England challenging the Government’s announcements on changes to Enterprise Investment Scheme.
BWB Partners Simon Steeden and Rosamund McCarthy prepared a briefing in relation to a proposed amendment to the EU Referendum Bill, which was debated in the House of Lords yesterday. See today’s Briefing for details.
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The issue of taxation of termination payments can be something of an afterthought when negotiating a settlement, but needs to be considered as part of the discussions. Bill Lewis unravels the tangled tax web.
As applications are now open, Gemma Boore breaks down the UK Games Fund application process for developers.
Self regulation of fundraising - NCVO has invited the fundraising charities to a summit about the future of fundraising regulation to be held on 4 December. More details in today’s Briefing.
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The Minister of State for Culture and the Digital Economy Ed Vaizey has announced the publication of the funding criteria for the first round of funding via the UK Games Fund (the “Fund”), which the government hopes will kick-start the next Tomb Raider.
A decision to appoint a new service provider following a procurement process can be devastating for the incumbent provider. Selman Ansari and Claire Whittle comment on a recent case which may help those considering a challenge.
BWB acted for the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust as interested party in the recent Cage judicial review of the Charity Commission. The case raises important issues about the extent of the Commission’s powers. See today’s Briefing for more information.
Many congratulations to BWB Partner Simon Steeden who has been named in the influential 2015 Power Part Time List. The Power Part Time list celebrates 50 of the UK's most senior and inspiring part time executives and includes employers such as the Bank of England, Amazon, Google, Innocent Drinks, Deloitte and Save the Children.
Gemma Boore presented to startups and entrepreneurs in the iGaming industry at the inaugural iGaming conference at the Dexter House.