Bates Wells Senior Associate Jonathan Pearce has written for the Law Society Gazette on the Court of Appeal’s recent judgment in the case of Royal Mencap Society v Tomlinson-Blake and Shannon v Rampersad.
Bill Lewis, Consultant at Bates Wells, has written for Charity Financials on the top ten VAT ‘bear traps’ facing the charities sector.
In this week's Briefing: The Local Government Association has issued a briefing covering the issues for local government associated with a Brexit "no deal" scenario. The Information Commissioner's Office has expanded its guidance on exemptions to the GDPR. The Prime Minister has launched the Government’s first loneliness strategy.
What are the key considerations for a charity or social enterprise when seeking references for a prospective employee?
In this week's Briefing: A Manchester firm has been fined £150,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office for making thousands of nuisance direct marketing phone calls. The government has announced a £240 million “social care investment” to ease NHS winter pressures. Five Youth Performance Partnerships are to be created in England to give young people greater access to the performing arts.
Bates Wells recently partnered with the Institute of Fundraising for its Legacy Fundraising Conference 2018. When I was asked to speak on the issue of contested wills, I wanted to celebrate the brilliant work done by charities and charity fundraisers, whilst providing practical guidance to avoid that work being undermined by the ever-increasing number of challenges to gifts left to charities by will.
Lawrie Simanowitz, partner in the Bates Wells Charity & Social Enterprise team, has responded to a consultation launched by the Cairncross Review. The review is the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport’s (DCMS) investigation into how sustainable, high-quality journalism can be nurtured at a time when the media continues to face significant commercial challenges.
Housing is one of the key challenges we face as a society – there is not enough, and what there is can often be unaffordable for those who need it.
When is a private body treated like a public body in the courts? KPMG not subject to a public law challenge for its role in a Barclays compensation scheme >
The Court of Appeal has recently upheld a High Court decision that KPMG should not be subject to public law challenge in relation to its role in a Barclays compensation scheme. The judgment provides important guidance on when private organisations may be susceptible to public law challenge.
It may have escaped your notice but there has recently been a bit of a hullabaloo surrounding the Rules of Membership of the Showmen’s Guild of Great Britain.
The Charity Commission has published its updated ‘Statement of Strategic Intent’, which sets out its key objectives over the next five years.
A new approach to education and training, which more adequately prepares people for the world of work and responds to the changing needs of our economy, could deliver £108 billion boost for the UK, according to a new report authored by Bates Wells’ Advisory & Impact team.
Bates Wells’ Charity & Social Enterprise (CHaSE) practice group has been recognised as the legal sector’s leading charity team by this year’s Charity Finance legal survey.
In this week's Briefing: The Charity Commission has provided feedback to NCVO’s consultation on its Draft Code of Ethics. This Thursday 4th October is Gift Aid Awareness Day. The Information Commissioner’s Office has begun formal enforcement action against 34 organisations that have failed to pay the new data protection fee.
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