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Lessons to be learned from charity commission inquiry

The Earl of Chester’s Fund is a grant-making trust within the county of Cheshire. The Charity Commission opened a compliance case after receiving a complaint that the charity made a […]

Best results yet for Willans in the latest national legal guide

The 2016 edition of The Legal 500 recognises that Willans has had another successful year, giving us a top tier department ranking and including one of our partners in the […]

Lincing together to raise close to £11,000 to help beat cancer

Our lawyers and staff have raised in excess of £10,800 (and counting) for a local cancer charity by running a full programme of events. They organised a carol concert, business […]

Willans helps national charity acquire new out-of-town ‘superstore’ in Cheltenham’s Tewkesbury Road

We continue to act in the shop expansion of national charity Sue Ryder, which today opens a 4,200 sq ft superstore on Tewkesbury Road in Cheltenham. Sue Ryder is a […]

Three top tips for charity trustees this spring

Charlotte Brunsdon in our charities & not-for-profit legal team outlines three tips for charity trustees to consider this spring. Updated finance guidance The Charity Commission has updated key finance guidance […]

How well do you know your constitution?

A trustee of a charity is responsible for the activities the charity undertakes and can be held legally accountable for their decisions. It is crucial that a trustee understand his […]

Charity will scheme flying high

People across Gloucestershire have been taking advantage of Midlands Air Ambulance Charity’s Free Will Writing Service, and have collectively pledged thousands of pounds to help keep the vitally important emergency […]

Three top tips for charity trustees

Here our charities & not-for-profit legal team outlines three tips for charity trustees to consider this quarter. Strategic review Trustees should regularly review their charity’s effectiveness and how the charity […]

Top tips for charity trustees

Conflicts of interest – On 1 May 2014, the Charity Commission updated their conflicts of interest guidance which contains a revised definition and introduces a three-step approach to handling conflicts […]

Trustees of charities – is CIO status for you?

The Charities Act 2011 introduced the new form of a legal entity, known as a charitable incorporated organisation (CIO) 3,426 charities have registered as CIOs. We explain why it may […]

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