Victoria Hordern, head of Data Privacy, has commented for Global Data Review News on how a no-deal Brexit threatens data flow into the UK.
Today Uber lost its appeal to the Court of Appeal, in a landmark case concerning the employment rights of an estimated 45,000 drivers across London.
Cecile Gillard, Bates Wells’ Company Secretarial Manager, has written for ICSA (The Governance Institute) Governance and Compliance magazine on a review of 2018 in the world of Charity Governance.
Good and professional behaviour is critical to board effectiveness.
In November 2017, the Employment Appeal Tribunal upheld the Employment Tribunal’s decision that the Claimants in this case, all of whom are current or former London-based Uber drivers, were “workers” and consequently entitled to basic protections such as national minimum wage and holiday pay. Uber’s appeal against this decision was heard in the Court of Appeal at the end of October 2018.
In this week's Briefing: The Information Commissioner’s Office has published an update on data protection and Brexit. The Department of Health and Social Care has announced £1 billion of funding to upgrade NHS services in England.
A number of our clients have expressed concern about a regulatory alert issued on 7th December 2018 by the Charity Commission “to remind trustees of their legal obligations and duties to retain balance and neutrality in their research work and publications”.
In our last Legacies Roundup of 2018, we consider the government’s proposal to increase probate fees and what it means for the charity sector, take a look at HMRC’s review of the taxation of trusts, and look back at some of the other issues legacy professionals have had to tackle this year.
In this week's Briefing: The Charity Commission has issued a regulatory alert to charitable think tanks. The government has published its response to the House of Commons International Development Committee’s report on Sexual exploitation and abuse in the aid sector.
It’s no secret that the European emperors of old had ambitions to extend their reach beyond the borders of Europe. Some of the same aims (though with far less aggressive tactics!) could be said to be behind certain aspect of European law as it seeks to regulate organisations located outside Europe.
Benjamin Thomas, Solicitor in Bates Wells’ Charity & Social Enterprise team, has written for Law in Sport on the key considerations sports clubs should bear in mind when weighing up whether to establish charitable foundations.
Rosamund McCarthy, Partner in our Charity & Social Enterprise team, and Lucy McLynn, Head of Employment, have written for the latest issue of Charity Finance on the Charity Commission’s revised serious incident reporting (SIR) guidance.
Bates Wells has been recognised across four categories in the shortlist for this year's Legal 500 Awards.
In this week's Briefing: The Government has published a “Code of Conduct for Recipients of Government General Grants”. The Fundraising Regulator has announced it will name all organisations it investigates, whether the complaint is upheld or not. A new report released by CAF shows the continued rise of donor advised funds in the UK.
30 November 2018: Bates Wells has hired the entirety of Pennington Manches’ Professional Regulation team in a move that significantly boosts Bates Wells’ Public & Regulatory capabilities.