Challenge events – the basics and the detail

This half day seminar will cover legal, tax and VAT issues for challenge events – including an analysis of the contracts between the parties, how to avoid an unexpected VAT bill and how to maximise Gift Aid.

Dates & Times

January 22, 2013 @ 12:00 am

We will also explain which events trigger the package travel regulations and how to comply, and what you need to do when your event includes flights. With experienced practitioners delivering the sessions, and plenty of time for questions and discussion, this will be useful for those new to challenge events and those wanting the latest update.


Matthew Orme

Matthew has experience in a wide range of public and regulatory work, including bringing and defending judicial review claims, and advising on disciplinary proceedings concerning members of professional or membership bodies. Matthew advises on travel law. He has guided clients through complying with all aspects of the Package Travel Regulations, and on how to lawfully promote or sell events which include flights.He also advises on rights of way, health and safety, travel, procurement and information law.

Christine Rigby

Christine has over fifteen years’ experience advising charities and not-for-profit organisations. Previously a Partner at BWB, in her current role she combines updating clients on new legal developments, providing specialist advice on constitutional and governance issues, fundraising and trading. She has contributed to a number of charity law publications and is a regular speaker in charity law and governance issues.

Victoria Scheider

Victoria works on a wide range of matters for charities and social enterprises. This includes general company, commercial and charity law advice and advice to trustees and directors on regulatory and governance matters. Recent work has involved formation and registration of new charities and social enterprises, including community interest companies and also governance reviews and constitutional updates. She also advises on mergers and collaborations with other organisations, contracts and grant agreements and fundraising law (including commercial participation, professional fundraising, corporate sponsorship and challenge events).

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