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Charities and social enterprises planning a campaign that directly criticises a business or its practices need to carefully consider the legal issues that can arise.
Our Charity & Social Enterprise team are delighted to present their Spring 2019 Update.
Emma Knuckey and Rachael Southern report on recent developments at the Charity Commission and in the Charity Tribunal.
Good and professional behaviour is critical to board effectiveness.
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”.
All too often, trade mark protection is an afterthought for charities.
You can find bespoke Elections & Campaigning guidance on the newly-designed Get Legal website.
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.
The Charity Commission (the Commission) published revised guidance on reporting serious incidents (SIs) on 17 October. There are a number of changes from the previous version, so all charities should now familiarise themselves with the guidance.
You might not have heard of it yet, but the EU Geo-blocking Regulation comes into force in the UK (and the rest of the EU) on 3 December 2018.