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.
Those running historic buildings and heritage sites no doubt wish for the widest possible cross-section of the general public to visit and enjoy their properties. However, with the government reporting that 14 million people in the UK have some sort of disability, it's essential to consider making reasonable adjustments for visitors with disabilities.
All too often, trade mark protection is an afterthought for charities.
Luke Fletcher and Oliver Hunt have advised and supported CAF, UnLtd and Shift by providing underlying legal analysis and contributing to the thinking contained in the report.
In this week's Briefing: From 17 December, new regulations will give the Information Commissioner's Office power to fine officers of a body corporate up to £500,000 for breach of the rules on the use of automated calling systems and unsolicited direct marketing. The Department for Education has published updated statutory guidance on opening and closing local authority-maintained schools.
You can find bespoke Elections & Campaigning guidance on the newly-designed Get Legal website.
In this week's Briefing: The Charity Commission has updated and reformatted its Operational Guidance on students’ unions. A new Charity Digital Code has been published. The Information Commissioner’s Office is consulting on an updated direct marketing code of practice.
Bates Wells' Natalie Knight and Natalie Ali have written an article for the Autumn edition of the Linked, the London Universities Purchasing Consortium (LUPC) magazine.
Bates Wells will now be able to advise a wider range of public sector bodies across a range of legal services from public and regulatory law, through to contracts, litigation, outsourcing, intellectual property and many other areas of law.
Blog: BWB's full response to the Fundraising Regulator’s Consultation on Accessibility of the Code of Fundraising Practice >
Bates Wells has responded to the Fundraising Regulator’s Consultation on Accessibility of the Code of Fundraising Practice.
In this week's briefing: The Charity Commission updated guidance on the display of trustee legal names on the charity register. HMRC guide to completing a charity’s Gift Aid Schedule. Mims Davies, MP for Eastleigh, appointed as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Sport and Civil Society. The Information Commissioner’s Office publishes a report to Parliament “Investigation into the use of data analytics in political campaigns”. The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government updated Homelessness code of guidance for local authorities (2018). The Financial Reporting Council project to challenge existing thinking about corporate reporting.
Jim Clifford tackles recent stories in the press speculating that the drop in the rate of children being adopted is partly caused by improvements in IVF.
As the festive season approaches, employers should consider whether they may be held responsible for the actions of their employees at the inevitable social events that will take place.
As you have probably heard, the Fundraising Regulator is currently consulting on a “refreshed” Code of Fundraising Practice which includes a reordering of its content, a “plain English” review of the language used in the Code and incorporation of the face-to-face fundraising rulebooks. So far so uncontroversial.
David Hunter, Consultant in our Charity & Social Enterprise team, has written an article. for the latest issue of CFG Finance Focus which examines the role of Social Impact Bonds (SIBs) and how “with a greater focus on meaningful impact rather than results, they could have an important role to play in tackling disadvantage”.
The Bates Wells Employment and Real Estate teams have been shortlisted in three categories at the 2018 LawWorks Awards.