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The unwarranted ramblings of a charity solicitor.

Charities Act 2011: all change on 14 March for prescribed statements in charity dispositions of land?

Briefly, it appears that the answer to this question is: no.

When is a letter of pledge not enough?

Well, according to a telephone conversation I had with a Charity Commission employee on the helpline today, a letter of pledge is now never going to be sufficient proof that a charity will receive more than £5,000 in income in its first year of operation for registration purposes.

For the public benefit, initial thoughts on the judgement

Firstly, my apologies for the delay in the arrival of this post, but the judgement was the length of a short novel (at 116 pages), even without the inclusion of any summary of the submissions made by the parties.

A late record of a recent CLA meeting

The meeting of the Charity Law Association (CLA) last Thursday evening (blame DIY in a new home and a demanding kitten for the delay in the arrival of this post) was interesting for a number of reasons. Well, to me, anyway.

Love them or hate them...

Despite my (almost four) years of acting for charities, it still never ceases to amaze me quite how many charities seem to be trying to get along without trustees.