Both domestic law and the European Convention on Human Rights require elections to be ‘free’, and recognise the role of freedom of expression in that process. Rupert Earle and Ross Allan explain the limits of freedom of expression, given that the circulation of untrue information may distort the electoral process.
In this edition of our General Election update, the BWB Politics, Elections and Campaigning law team guides parties, candidates and non-party campaigners through the minefield of the 2017 General Election.
Simon Steeden writes for the Guardian: what charities need to know about campaigning in the general election >
BWB's Simon Steeden has written an article for the Guardian about what charities need to know about campaigning in the 2017 general election.
Theresa May’s shock announcement of a General Election, to be held on 8 June, took most of the country by surprise. Although she will need the support of two-thirds of MPs under the Fixed Term Parliaments Act to push ahead with her plans, the Labour Party’s immediate support makes it likely that she will pass that hurdle without difficulty in a Parliamentary vote tomorrow (Wednesday 19 April).
Simon Steeden considers how charities could be affected by the legal and financial uncertainty following the UK's vote to leave the EU.
BWB’s Simon Steeden, head of the firm’s Politics, Elections and Campaigning group, which advised Britain Stronger in Europe during the referendum campaign, has authored an opinion piece in the Law Society Gazette.
BWB's Simon Steeden has written an article in the Solicitors Journal regarding charities and political campaigning.
Simon Steeden writes for the Guardian giving some points to consider now the voluntary sector faces a tough decision on whether to enter the Brexit debate.
BWB have prepared a briefing on the recent Charity Commission gudance in respect of charitable invilcement in the European Union Referendum debate.
BWB's Rosamund McCarthy has been quoted in Civil Society and Third Sector expressing her concern over the Charity Commision's referendum guidance.
We consider the implications of 2016's elections and a potential referendum for organisations across the UK.
BWB’s Simon Steeden has been named in the 2015 Power Part Time List: a national roll call of the UK’s top 50 men and women who work in senior, business-critical roles, all on less than five days per week.
Writing for Civil Society, Simon Steeden says the Charity Commission must produce clearer guidance on charities and the referendum.
Writing for Civil Society, Rosamund McCarthy and Melanie Carter warn that many charities have chosen to abandon or alter their campaigning activities because they are afraid of the effects of the Lobbying Act.