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BWB Briefing for Charities and Social Enterprises | 29 September 2015 >

On Wednesday last week, the review panel led by Sir Stuart Etherington published their report “Regulating fundraising for the future: Trust in charities, confidence in fundraising regulation”. See today’s Briefing for details and sector reaction.

In the wake of high profile media reports into charitable fundraising practices, we are holding a seminar which will review the recommendations of the reviews carried out by Sir Stuart Etherington and the Institute of Fundraising. See below for details.

Posted on 29 Sep 2015 in Legal Updates Read More >

Employment Insight: National Living Wage - Making work pay? >

In July 2015, the government announced that from April 2016 it will introduce a National Living Wage at a rate of £7.20 an hour for workers aged 25 and over. This rate will rise gradually to £9 an hour by 2020. The National Living Wage is effectively a premium on the National Minimum Wage for workers aged 25 and over, and the National Minimum Wage will otherwise remain in place. This week’s Insight considers the requirements and application of the National Living Wage, and its potential implications for employers.

Posted on 18 Sep 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 11 Sep 2015 in Legal Updates Read More >

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 >

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 >

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 >