Board members of charitable and philanthropic organisations must ensure proper procedures and policies are in place to manage resources effectively.
Shoosmiths discusses the High Court’s decision in Kenya Aid Programme v Sheffield City Council.
This month, two lawyers from Mourant Ozannes will ‘pedal for pounds’ outside the Post Office to raise money for Les Bourgs Hospice in Guernsey.
Shoosmiths has selected Barnado’s as its national charity for the period May 2013 to April 2014.
Appleby has announced the promotion of three lawyers to the partnership and the appointment of five lawyers to the position of counsel.
Mills & Reeve staff have raised £5,870 for St Martins Housing Trust in Norwich.
Charity insolvency download
In November 2012, People Can, a charity employing around 300 people, went into administration after being overwhelmed by a pensions deficit of more than £17m.
The last couple of months have seen some interesting decisions made by the Information Commissioner’s Office.
The case of Cifci and Others v Erbil and Others (2012) emphasised the importance of good administration in evidencing governance decisions.
Finally — CIOs are here download
The regulations required to make Charitable Incorporated Organisations (CIOs) a reality have been laid before parliament.
Appleby and the organisers of the Bermuda Day Half Marathon (the committee) have announced a further five-year commitment to sponsor Bermuda’s half marathon held on 24 May every year.
Clarity for charities: not-for-profit reforms deliver new statutory definition of 'charity' download
The Federal Government has taken a further step forward in its efforts to reform and simplify the regulation of the not-for-profit sector.
Winckworth Sherwood partner John Rees has featured in the ‘Lawyer of the Week’ in The Times newspaper.
The March 2013 edition of the Hogan Lovells Africa Newsletter is now available.
DLA Piper and RBS employees joined together to host a networking evening on 7 March in support of Oxfam’s Get Together campaign.
Walker Morris has launched the 2013 Children’s Calendar Printing Competition, which is now in its 19th year.
Our pro bono practice draws on the experience of our professionals worldwide to improve the lives of those without access to justice or the means to hire lawyers and to meet the legal needs of charities and non-profit social enterprises.
The firm has been committed to voluntary work and pro bono advisory services to select charitable organisations since its foundation in 1995.
The Supreme Court recently ruled that a volunteer was not protected against disability discrimination.
The NSPCC has appointed a new head of legal following the departure of Catherine Dixon, who left earlier this year to become chief executive of the NHS Litigation Authority.
Charities, like any other service provider, are now subject to restrictions of unlawful discrimination under the Equality Act 2010.
Pro bono charity LawWorks has appointed four trustees to its board.
Law firm lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender network the InterLaw Diversity Forum has launched a new pro bono and community service initiative called ‘Helping Hands’ (H2).
Farrer & Co has advised on the creation of the largest UK charity for older people through the merger of Help the Aged and the UK-based affiliations of Age Concern.
The Former legal chief at The Coca-Cola Company Paul Meadows has taken the top legal role at the International HIV/Aids Alliance two years after leaving the soft drinks giant.
Gambling laws fast-tracked through Parliament before the last general election came into force on Saturday (1 September) and will lead to hardship for charities, lawyers have warned.
Charity specialist Stone King has opened an office in Cambridge to focus on providing advice to Cambridge colleges, schools and East Anglia charities.
Pemberton Greenish" /Although only a young firm, Pemberton Greenish is as steeped in tradition as its extensive client list of landed estates.
Established in 1890, Hempsons is anything but an old-fashioned firm. In the 115 years since it was created, when its partners broke away from Slaughter and May, the firm has remained independent, preferring, as managing partner Janice Barber puts it, to “slip the baton and ...
Matthew Arnold Baldwin announced a string of promotions last week, including Karen Jones, who became a partner in the firm’s IT and e-commerce division. Five lawyers have also been made up to associate.
Oxfam has taken the unprecedented step of becoming the first charity to launch a music download site, with Bird & Bird advising on a pro bono basis.
“Commercially active high-net-worth individuals demand expert legal advice,” says Julian Whately, senior partner of Westminster firm Lee & Pembertons. Whately claims that his firm provides that advice, and not just in the traditional private client sectors of, for example, trusts and personal tax planning. “What we aim to be is a one-stop shop for all our clients’ needs,” he says.
Scottish firm Balfour & Manson has merged with learning disability charity Disability Legal Services (DLS) this month. DLS, established by mental health lawyer Liz Craigmyle, has become a separate practice within the firm’s private client department, with Craigmyle joining the firm as a partner to head the new team.
Blake Lapthorn Linnell has completed a review of its practice groups and is introducing a series of sector teams aimed at specific industries.
Hampshire firm White and Bowker has been around longer than many of its competitors. Established in 1750, the firm has existed “in a number of guises ever since”, according to chairman Niall Brook.
A new charitable trust, aimed at providing financial support to law centres throughout London, is set to launch in April. The London Legal Support Trust will be launched by Lord Woolf on 29 April. The first of its kind, it will coordinate fundraising efforts by firms across the City.
US Attorney General Eliot Spitzer has launched an investigation into legal fees earned by a leading New York attorney while acting for a charity that evolved out of 11 September.
Being Christian Aid's sole lawyer is no conventional role. Advocacy officer Matt Hobson is on the front line of the reconstruction of post-war Afghanistan. Husnara Begum reports
Independent Italian firm Studio Legale Sutti is hoping to shame its international and domestic competitors into launching pro bono initiatives by creating its own centralised programme, a step that is extremely unusual in the Italian market.
Harrowing though her work must be, The Lawyer/Unicef Child Rights Lawyer of the Year Pat Monro still manages to keep smiling. Jennifer Currie reports
From being on the front line to planning long-term strategies, Oxfam's in-house lawyer Joss Saunders is one man who knows how to make a difference. Emma Vere-Jones reports
The NSPCC's Barbara Esam's remit of fighting for youngsters who fall foul of the law has helped keep her in the UK for twenty seven years longer than intended. Brendan Malkin reports
Paul Stookes gave up a rock 'n' roll lifestyle to become an environmental lawyer after a trip to smoggy LA. Emma Vere-Jones meets the Head of the Environmental Law Foundation
Head of legal for homelessness charity Shelter Russell Campbell talks to Fiona Callister about the increase in his workload and how larger firms can contribute more effectively
Despite the pay cut, Kenneth Gray is looking forward to leaving Norton Rose and escaping from the City to work with people living with HIV