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Lawrie Simanowitz quoted in Third Sector: ECJ case has implications for charities and environmental campaign groups >
In this article on data privacy relating to charities, Lawrie Simanowitz, a partner at Bates Wells Braithwaite, has been quoted on a data privacy case at the European Court of Justice.
Community interest companies are becoming a prominent part of the third sector, with a different system of regulation in place to that of other charities.
Sarah Payne and Lucinda Ellen discuss what is in store for charity lotteries - Local Government Lawyer >
Charity lotteries are an important and growing source of unrestricted income for many charities. More relaxed regulations could open the way for more charity lotteries.
Rupert Earle and Ayden Peach discuss the rules affecting campaigners in the run up to the general election in the Lawyer.
Melanie Carter, partner in BWB's public & regulatory team, has been quoted in the Lawyer on the politics ahead of the general election.
Louise McCartney on the ECJ's decision in controversial Woolworths case - The Independent, City AM and The Evening Standard >
Louise McCartney comments on the ECJ's landmark decision ruling in favour of the UK government in the controversial Woolworths redundancy case.
Luke Fletcher on whether or not charitable trusts and foundations have a fiduciary duty to invest in all asset classes – The Guardian >
In an article in The Guardian about how seven UK-based charitable foundations have announced their fossil fuel divestment, Luke Fletcher, Partner at Bates Wells Braithwaite, rejects the suggestion that charitable trusts and foundations have a fiduciary duty to protect their funds and maximise their returns.
Robert Houchill: overwhelmingly positive reaction to his "equivalent means" route to the profession - The Law Society Gazette >
The Law Society Gazette has run a follow up piece on BWB's Robert Houchill and the overwhelmingly positive reaction to his qualification to the legal profession through the "equivalent means" route.
Rosamund McCarthy: Charities must not be silenced on political issues ahead of the election - Civil Society >
Rosamund McCarthy says that charities represent the public and the upcoming election shows that they must have more freedom to speak out on political issues.
Simon Steeden outlines the rules on campaigning that charities should bear in mind as the election approaches.
Philip Kirkpatrick: "I want to see a Charity Commission that upholds public trust by showing the good work charities do" - The Guardian >
Philip Kirkpatrick, managing partner and joint head of charity at Bates Wells Braithwaite, told the Guardian Voluntary Sector Network about the enormous political pressure the Charity Commission is under to regulate the sector more effectively and avoid corruption. This debate, which included other prominent figures in the charity sector, discussed the regulation of the charity sector.
Tesse Akpeki and Lindsay Driscoll look at the implications of digital technology for charity boards - Governance >
Tesse Akpeki and Lindsay Driscoll look at the impact of digital technology on charity boards.
Lawrie Simanowitz quoted on proposed charity status of journalistic organisations - The Journalist >
BWB's Lawrie Simanowitz has been quoted in an article in Journalism magazine. The article examines the question of journalistic organisations seeking charitable status.
Melanie Carter explains the key issues relating to the Audit Commission replacement service - Local Government Lawyer >
Melanie Carter, Partner and Head of BWB's Public and Regulatory team, discusses the issues surrounding how local governments are run. This is following the abolition of the Audit Commission, taking place in a couple of weeks.
Oliver Hunt, Solicitor in the charity and social enterprise team at Bates Wells Braithwaite, examines the role Community Interest Companies play in shaping the direction of sports clubs.
CDFA conference: Luke Fletcher talks to 'Pioneers Post' about the need for a Community Finance Act >
'Pioneers Post' talks to BWB's head of social finance, Luke Fletcher, at the Community Development Finance Association (CDFA) conference; he and many others in the sector are calling for the introduction of community finance legislation.
The Guardian: BWB's Lucy McLynn advises Harriet Meyer on the potential effects of shared parental leave >
Lucy McLynn of BWB's Employment department tells Harriet Meyer how the new regulations on shared parental leave could be detrimental to the potential for enhanced pay.
Philip Kirkpatrick, deputy managing partner of BWB, tells the Telegraph how the 'big society' movement has been gaining traction in the past few decades, and the UK is only just waking up to the social and commercial benefits.
BWB attended the Community Energy England event to discuss the FCA’s position on community energy co-operatives.
Leona Roche warns that proposed changes to trustee guidance might have wider implications for the charity sector.