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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Leona Roche warns that proposed changes to trustee guidance might have wider implications for the charity sector.
BWB attended the Community Energy England event to discuss the FCA’s position on community energy co-operatives.
In this article for the Directory of Social Change, Thomas McNeil, a solicitor in BWB's charity department, assesses the five things for charities to bear in mind when thinking about collaborations with NGOs.
This week, the inaugural Stephen Lloyd Awards, set up in memory of the widely respected charity law specialist, are now open to entries.
Melanie Carter quoted in Third Sector: judicial review proceedings could deter organisations with specialist knowledge >
The Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015 was royally assented last week, having been introduced to parliament in February 2014.
Sarah Payne, Solicitor in BWB's Charity and Social Enterprise Department, describes what it is like to be a lawyer in this hugely rewarding sector.
BWB's Melanie Carter has been quoted on Page 2 of the Financial Times on gon 25 January 2015.
Civil Society has covered the memorial service held for Stephen Lloyd, the inspirational lawyer and former partner at BWB, who died suddenly last year.
The Pioneers Post has covered BWB's backing of Streetbank's campaign for charitable status, arguing that there is an inherent public benefit to encouraging people to be good neighbours.
Simon Steeden quoted on Lobbying Act: "there is anecdotal evidence of self-censorship" - Third Sector >
Simon Steeden has been quoted in this Third Sector article on the uncertainties of 2015 for the charity sector and the powers of the Charity Commission.