Lawrence Simanowitz and Hannah Lyons from our Charity team worked together with the Institute of Fundraising and the Information Commissioner’s Office to create a guide to help charities deal with issues relating to data retention and legacies in the case of a contested Will.
Following the recent publication of Chetal Patel’s piece on the future of the EU settled status scheme, Minister of State for Immigration Caroline Nokes has today responded to Chetal’s arguments in the pages of Personnel Today.
Your office fit-out is another area in which you can demonstrate your organisation's environmental principles.
In this week's Briefing: The Charity Commission has launched a new online form for reporting a serious incident. HMRC has published information about the VAT domestic reverse charge for building and construction services that starts on 1 October 2019. An unincorporated sports club has obtained an order requiring a company with the same name to change its name.
We round up the latest cases and changes to immigration rules which affect religious workers.
This week we responded to HM Treasury’s consultation on the transposition of the Fifth Money Laundering Directive and, in particular, the requirement for all charitable trusts to register with the Trust Registration Service.
Bates Wells have responded to the government consultation on social value in procurement which closed in June 2019.
Stephen Ruttle QC recently spoke at one of our Faith At Work lunches on the topic of mediation from a Christian perspective and the possibilities of conflict transformation.
In this week's Briefing: A charity CEO has been found by the Insolvency Service to be a “de facto” director of the charity, and has been disqualified from acting as a company director for seven years and The government has announced the Innovation in Democracy Programme, trialling the involvement of citizens in local government decision-making.
Chetal Patel, Partner in Bates Wells’ Immigration team has blogged for Personnel Today on the government’s EU Settled Status Scheme, and what employers need to be aware of when complying with it.
Many of our people are heavily involved with voluntary work in their local community and, with this in mind, we thought we’d tell you a bit about Liz Parsons’ recent work with the Girl Guides.
Each year we mark Volunteers Week by sharing a few case studies that show the valuable work that our people do at home and abroad. This year, Amanda Ogilvie told us how being a trustee and providing pro bono advice to The Hands Up Foundation has led to a deeper personal involvement in the organisation’s work.
Insights from Luke Fletcher, partner in Bates Wells’ Charity & Social Enterprise team, have been featured in Private Equity’s take on the relevance of B Corp status for the private equity sector.
In this week's Briefing: The Charity Commission has published a transcript of a speech by Chair Baroness Stowell outlining why “charities need to change to fulfill their much needed potential”. Social Enterprise UK has published a new report “Front and Centre – Putting Social Value at the Heart of Inclusive Growth”.