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Thinking about a charity collaboration or merger?

Posted on 29th September 2020 in Charities and Social Enterprise

Charity trustees and senior management teams are needing to think imaginatively and boldly about how their charity will deliver for both their beneficiaries and service users as lockdown restrictions continue to impact their operational environment and ability to fundraise for the foreseeable future.

Posted by

James Evans

Partner and Solicitor

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Expected growth in charitable gifts in Wills

Posted on 21st August 2020 in Charities and Social Enterprise, Probate & Wills, Coronavirus Pandemic

Long-term, the forecasts are that charitable gifts will continue to grow, from £2.9 billion in 2019 to around £3.5 billion in 2024.

Posted by

Rachael Morley

Associate and Solicitor

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Is your company or charity holding an AGM over the coming weeks?

Posted on 12th August 2020 in Charities and Social Enterprise, Company & Commercial, Coronavirus Pandemic

Recent legislation has been introduced to relax corporate governance requirements, in the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020.

Posted by

James Evans

Partner and Solicitor

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What can charities do to re-purpose restricted funds to release additional funding?

Posted on 27th March 2020 in Charities and Social Enterprise, Coronavirus Pandemic

Many charities are in desperate need of alternative sources of funding to maintain vital services to beneficiaries whilst the coronavirus crisis continues.

Posted by

James Evans

Partner and Solicitor

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Collaborations and mergers for sustainability and impact

Posted on 24th February 2020 in Charities and Social Enterprise

Collaboration in the charity sector is nothing new. Many charities already collaborate successfully with a range of other organisations at many different levels, for example, in the delivery of contracted services, where commissioners often demand it.

Posted by

James Evans

Partner and Solicitor

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Charity Serious Incident Reporting - New Charity Commission Guidance

Posted on 20th January 2020 in Charities and Social Enterprise

Just before Christmas, with very little fanfare, the Charity Commission released new guidance on the responsibility of charity trustees to make Serious Incident Reports (‘SIRs’) to the Charity Commission where the incident involves one of the charity’s partners either in the UK or internationally.

Posted by

James Evans

Partner and Solicitor

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Tozers’ Ten Top Tips for Trustees

Posted on 25th October 2019 in Charities and Social Enterprise

In our final instalment of guidance in Charity Fraud Awareness week we offer some practical advice on keeping your charity safe.

Posted by

Amy Laver

Associate and Solicitor

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Cybercrime – Are Your Systems Strong Enough?

Posted on 23rd October 2019 in Charities and Social Enterprise

The second of our articles this Charity Fraud Awareness Week focusses on the challenges for charities protecting themselves against cybercrime.

Posted by

Amy Laver

Associate and Solicitor

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Charity Fraud Awareness Week 2019 – It could happen to you

Posted on 21st October 2019 in Charities and Social Enterprise

Today marks the start of the Fraud Advisory Panel’s Charity Fraud Awareness Week and in the first of our series of articles focusing on fraud in the charity sector we ask…

Posted by

Amy Laver

Associate and Solicitor

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Corporate Charitable Foundations

Posted on 09th January 2019 in Charities and Social Enterprise

Many commercial businesses are taking corporate social responsibility (CSR) more seriously and in a more strategic way, recognising increased public expectations on the private sector to demonstrate a strong commitment to the communities they operate in.

Posted by

James Evans

Partner and Solicitor

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The Weakest Link – How a Trustee’s Links May Damage a Charity

Posted on 16th February 2017 in Charities and Social Enterprise

In January 2015, the Chester Chronicle newspaper celebrated a £24,000 grant by the Earl of Chester Fund to a local company towards its set-up and development costs. Unfortunately, the celebration was short-lived.

Posted by

James Evans

Partner and Solicitor