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Friday, 21 April 2017

In this article, our property litigation legal director, Anna Phillips,  discusses pertinent charity land issues. Following consultations into the amendment or abolition of Sections 117-122 of the Charities Act 2011 (CA), some may have come to see the requirements relating to disposal of charity land as a mere inconvenience. However, trustees should be under no illusions. 

Thursday, 03 November 2016

In this article, by associate Emma Facey and solicitor Sam Brookman, we provide some practical advice on how to prevent damage to your charity's reputation.

Earlier this month Legacy Foresight reported that legacy giving in the UK was worth £2.56bn to the charity sector in 2015.  This is a significant increase from £2.24bn in 2014, and a positive development amid recent media attention on charity legacy disputes and reports suggesting that the public has lost trust and confidence in charities and, in particular, in their fundraising practices.

Monday, 24 October 2016

The rise of contentious legacy cases is a priority for charity legacy professionals and probate specialists in the UK, write Chris Millward and Lucy Gill

Remember a Charity Week takes place in the UK in September. This annual awareness week is designed to encourage more people to consider leaving a gift to charity during the will-writing process. 

Friday, 21 October 2016

With financial abuse on the rise, especially among the elderly, Emma Facey, associate and specialist in legacy and trust litigation, highlights the warning signs and options available should financial abuse have taken place.

Earlier this year Age UK reported that at least 130,000 people over the age of 65 have suffered from some form of financial abuse from someone known to them. This is a terrifying statistic. There will also be a large number of vulnerable people who are under the age of 65 that are subject to financial abuse and not represented in this statistic, which is even more terrifying. It is estimated that 400,000 people over 65 have difficulty managing their money. It is therefore no wonder financial abuse is on the increase.

Thursday, 18 August 2016

Companies, charities and public sector organisations with responsibilities for data protection know that a breach of personal data security can get them in very hot water with the Information Commissioners office, the ICO.

In this article, solicitorJo Vale in our Media and IP Litigation team, explains why great care must be taken about how personal information is stores and shared. 

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Welcome to our monthly legal news. In this edition, we look the Charity Commission's new power to issue offical warnings, as well as their new online annual return form and the legal obligations for interns and volunteers.

We understand the many challenges ahead for charities, as a leading charity law team we come across them on a daily basis. For more information on our expertise, please continue to read more here or contact Lucy Gill, partner on +44 (0)1392 685257 or email lucy.gill@footanstey.com

Thursday, 30 June 2016

Welcome to our monthly legal news. In this edition, we give an update on the Fundraising Regulator, reputation managment when it comes to data protection and set out the six key principles in the Charity Commission's new CC20 guidance. 

We understand the many challenges ahead for charities, as a leading charity law team we come across them on a daily basis. For more information on our expertise, please continue to read more here or contactLucy Gill, partner on +44 (0)1392 685257 or email lucy.gill@footanstey.com

Friday, 27 May 2016

Welcome to our monthly legal news. In this edition, we look the new Charities Act timetable, guidance published by the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association on Local Government Pension Schemes and discuss vicarious liability and when a charity can be held liable. 

We understand the many challenges ahead for charities, as a leading charity law team we come across them on a daily basis. For more information on our expertise, please continue to read more here or contactLucy Gill, partner on +44 (0)1392 685257 or email lucy.gill@footanstey.com,

Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Welcome to our monthly legal news. In this edition, we look at the social housing reform, the provision of The Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Act 2016 and the new PSC register. 

We understand the many challenges ahead for charities, as a leading charity law team we come across them on a daily basis. For more information on our expertise, please continue to read more here or contact Lucy Gill, partner on +44 (0)1392 685257 or email lucy.gill@footanstey.com,

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Friday, 26 February 2016

Welcome to our monthly legal news. In this edition, we look at government plans to introduce an anti-lobbying clause, the Charity Commission's guidance on grant funding to non-charitable organisations and new rules on disclosure of equal information. 

We understand the many challenges ahead for charities, as a leading charity law team we come across them on a daily basis. For more information on our expertise, please continue to read more here or contact Lucy Gill, partner on +44 (0)1392 685257 or email lucy.gill@footanstey.com

Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Welcome to our monthly legal news. In this edition, we look at taking care with charity fundraising, the importance of legal compliance when disposing of land, where charities went wrong in the lead up to the 2015 General Election, ensuring charities file proper account and a warning from the Charity Commission on the impact of dominant individuals.

We understand the many challenges ahead for charities, as a leading charity law team we come across them on a daily basis. For more information on our expertise, please continue to read more here or contact Lucy Gill, partner on +44 (0)1392 685257 or email lucy.gill@footanstey.com

Monday, 25 January 2016

For the umpteenth time in the last year, this morning we woke up to scathing headlines about the charity sector. The latest stream of coverage is a reaction to a report published by the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee.

Thursday, 15 October 2015

Welcome to this month's Charities news.

Wednesday, 02 September 2015

Love it or loathe it, there's no denying that the Daily Mail's front page revelations about the way octogenarian Samuel Rae has allegedly been treated by fundraisers, is a seismic shift for the charity sector.

Thursday, 12 March 2015

Welcome to this month's Charities news.

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Last month our Charities and Social Enterprise Team hosted events in our Bristol and Exeter offices on campaigning by charities. The importance of the issue has since been emphasised by the publication this month of a Charity Commission report which criticises a campaign run by Oxfam (on the basis of its potential to be construed as politically biased).


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