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Charity Commission publishes new fundraising guidance News - Briefing

Date: 28/07/2016 Authors : Rachel Holmes

In our last bulletin , we described the Commission's draft fundraising guidance, put out for consultation last December. The Commission has now published the final version.

New Fundraising Regulator goes live and consults on fees News - Briefing

Date: 28/07/2016 Authors : Rachel Holmes

On 7 July 2016, the Fundraising Regulator took over from the Fundraising Standards Board (the FRSB ); it also assumed responsibility for the Code of Fundraising Practice from the Institute of Fundraising, and the street and door-to-door fundraising Rule Books (from the Public Fundraising Regulato...

Tax tips for property transactions News - Briefing

Date: 28/07/2016 Authors : James Bromley

Many charities' properties are their most valuable and important asset. As well as being financially valuable, a charity's property is often central in enabling core charitable activities to be carried out. The inherent value of property means that any property-related tax charge can have a...

Charitable companies: new rules on providing information to Companies House News - Briefing

Date: 28/07/2016 Authors : Rachel Holmes

The Small Business Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 (the Act ) introduced a number of changes to company administration. The Act is being implemented in stages; the latest tranche of sections came into force on 30 June 2016.

A time to reflect – the serious harm test News - Briefing

Date: 28/07/2016 Authors : Oliver Lock, Tom Rudkin

On 1 January 2014, the Defamation Act 2013 came into force in England and Wales, introducing a series of new provisions applicable to the law of libel and slander. Of greatest interest was Section 1 of the Act, the "serious harm" requirement. This introduced a new hurdle for persons and businesse...

Charity Commission consults on new power to issue formal warnings News - Briefing

Date: 27/07/2016 Authors : Rachel Holmes

The Charity Commission has published draft guidance, in which it explains how it intends exercising the new power to issue official warnings. This is intended to be a regulatory tool that is stronger than mere advice but less severe than a formal inquiry.

Charity Commission consults on its policy paper: 'Power to disqualify from acting as a trustee' News - Briefing

Date: 27/07/2016 Authors : Rachel Holmes

The Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Act 2016 (the Act ) gives the Charity Commission a number of new powers, including a discretionary power to disqualify individuals from acting as charity trustees or holding senior management posts in charities.

Hidden loot, opaque trusts, and missing legacies News - Briefing

Date: 22/07/2016 Authors : Adam Carvalho TEP, Oliver Piper

This article was first published by Solicitors Journal on 20 June 2016, and is reproduced by kind permission.  Adam Carvalho and Oliver Piper consider how new PSC register requirements apply to foreign companies and discuss two recently reported cases.  Please click here to read the article. 

Inn the Field of Play – July 2016: Russia, Rio 2016 and a defining moment for the IOC News - Briefing

Date: 21/07/2016 Authors : Tom Rudkin, Julian Pike

This week has seen the reputation of Russian sport plunge to extraordinary new depths. Monday's publication of Professor Richard McClaren's devastating report ("the McClaren Report") exposing the extent of state run doping at the WADA-accredited laboratory in Moscow and at the Sochi Olympic Games...

Brexit – Will it Affect Public Procurement? News - Briefing

Date: 12/07/2016 Authors : Paul Jones, Jane Randell

The UK's public procurement regime is governed by a number of UK regulations, each of which implements a corresponding EU directive. For the time being and while the UK remains a member of the EU, UK public bodies will continue to be under an obligation to comply with these EU directives as...

Reminder: Market Abuse Regulation now in force News - Briefing

Date: 07/07/2016 Authors : Andy Peterkin, Rachel Lowe

The European Union’s Market Abuse Regulation ( MAR ) came into force on Sunday 3 July 2016.  We set out below a summary of the key provisions of MAR and their implications for asset managers.  

Dirty Laundry - How the dating app famous for threesomes is responding to legal action from Tinder with a hashtag and dirty socks News - Briefing

Date: 07/07/2016 Authors : Alicia Mendonca

If you find dating apps confusing, you are not alone. Match Group, the owners of Tinder (the most popular dating app in the world) appear to share your concern. Tinder has sent a complaint for trade mark infringement to 3nder, a dating app that connects " open-minded couples " with individuals...

Brexit and Data Protection – What about the GDPR? News - Briefing

Date: 06/07/2016 Authors : Julian Pike, Alicia Mendonca

The recent decision to leave the EU has left many wondering about the future of data protection law in the UK, not least because of the impending introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), coming into force on 25 May 2018.

Data protection in media litigation News - Briefing

Date: 06/07/2016 Authors : Jennifer Agate, Owen O'Rorke

This article appeared in Communications Law, Vol 21, No. 2, 2016, reproduced here with the kind permission of the editor. With the final text agreed and not even Brexit likely to stop it taking effect in May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation is looming large on the agenda for all...

Good causes, bad publicity? – Didier Drogba and the importance of understanding your legal duties as a charity trustee News - Briefing

Date: 04/07/2016 Authors : James Maloney

This article was first published by Law In Sport , r eproduced here with kind permission of the editor. The former Chelsea and Ivory Coast footballer Didier Drogba made a huge impact on the pitch, with his goals bringing trophies to west London. He has also made no small impact away from the game...

The Art Collecting Legal Handbook News - Briefing

Date: 04/07/2016 Authors : Adrian Parkhouse, James Carleton

The Art Collecting Legal Handbook 2nd Edition ( Sweet and Maxwell International Series , 2016) is designed to help the collector and their advisers navigate the legal maze of the art world. Each chapter will address a number of issues from the perspective of a different jurisdiction and Adrian...

Inn the Field of Play - June 2016: Muhammad Ali's estate News - Briefing

Date: 30/06/2016 Authors : Catherine Rogers

Muhammad Ali's apparently complex personal life is likely to leave an estate just as complex.  Ali was married four times and reportedly had nine children, including some illegitimate and one who was adopted.  He had a variety of different business interests, including a valuable brand.  Of cours...

Q3 Commercial Forecast 2016: Brexit Edition News - Briefing

Date: 30/06/2016 Authors : David Fletcher

Welcome to the Summer edition of our Commercial Forecast . Our forecasts help our business clients stay in the know about legal developments that might affect them and the markets in which they operate. For this edition we have focused on the outcome of the Brexit referendum and some of the legal...

Brexit and Immigration: do high net worth individuals and senior executives need to take prompt action? News - Briefing

Date: 29/06/2016 Authors : Russell Cohen, Elena Hinchin, Sharmila Mehta

Now that the immediate consequences of the referendum and Brexit have become a little clearer, we turn to consider the implications for HNWIs and senior executives. On 23 June 2016, in what is likely to be remembered as a historic event, the majority of UK voters decided to leave the EU. The...

ADHD, teenage sex and discrimination News - Briefing

Date: 28/06/2016 Authors : Rachel Holmes

The Scottish court recently heard an appeal by the mother of a girl, M, who had ADHD and who was expelled after she was found having sex with a fellow pupil on a teacher's desk.

Mental health in schools News - Briefing

Date: 28/06/2016 Authors : Rachel Holmes

In March, the DfE updated its guidance on mental health and behaviour in schools, with schools saying that "this is a difficult area" and that they want to know what the evidence says, share approaches to supporting children at risk of developing mental health problems and be clear on their own a...

Term-time holidays – what does the law require? News - Briefing

Date: 28/06/2016 Authors : Rachel Holmes

Recently, the High Court had to decide whether a father who took his daughter (M) on holiday during term time – without obtaining authorisation from the school – had broken the law.

When is it reasonable to make late payment of PAYE and National Insurance Contributions? News - Briefing

Date: 28/06/2016 Authors : Rachel Holmes

In a recent case, the First Tier Tribunal (the FTT) was asked to consider whether a charitable independent school had a reasonable excuse for late payment of monthly PAYE and NICs. 

UK votes to leave the European Union News - Briefing

Date: 24/06/2016 Authors : Marie Bates

It will not have escaped your attention that the United Kingdom held a referendum on the question of whether to remain a member of the European Union or leave. The referendum was held on 23 June 2016. British citizens voted to leave the EU with a small majority of 52% against and 48% votes to...

Information Matters: What does Brexit mean for the future of data protection? News - Briefing

Date: 24/06/2016 Authors : Owen O'Rorke

Amid the debates regarding economy, sovereignty and border control, neither side's EU Referendum campaign – perhaps unsurprisingly – made any mention whatsoever out of the Cinderella issue of data protection. Nevertheless for UK businesses (as well as practitioners) the prospect of what would...

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