November 2014 Archive

New guidance on conversion to independent status for NHS charities

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Welcome guidance on conversion to independent status for NHS charitable funds was published by the Association of NHS Charities on 18 November 2014. More …

A trip to the House of Lords

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Nina Lake and the Family Law team were fortunate enough to have a rather different working day last week when they were invited by Baroness Deech to attend the House of Lords to watch the Committee Stage of amendments to a bill. More …

High court rules university must pay for upkeep of collection

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The High Court has ruled that a collection of books and photographs given to the University of London on 'special trusts' must be housed for perpetuity in a separate institute. More …

Charity Commission to review charity campaigning guidance

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The Charity Commission has announced measures to monitor charity campaigning in the run-up to the 2015 general election and ensure its campaigning guidance remains fit for purpose. More …

Appeals by former charity trustee struck out by tribunal

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The Charity Tribunal has struck out two appeals brought by a former trustee of the Dove Trust against orders of the Charity Commission. More …

Lobbying Act guidance updated by Electoral Commission

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Charities should be aware that the Electoral Commission has reviewed and clarified its guidance on the controversial Lobbying Act, which came into force in January this year. The amendments comprise 22 changes to the Electoral Commission's guidance and updated FAQs. More …

Charity Commission updates guidance on setting up a charity

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Charities are reminded that the Charity Commission regularly updates its guidance notes and provides detailed information on how to set up and manage your charity. More …

Family team toast their finalist at awards dinner

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Members of Blake Morgan's Oxford family team joined their colleague Catherine Morgan to celebrate her success as a finalist in the "Working Women's Oscars". More …

ITMA Talk hosted in Blake Morgan's Southampton office

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Blake Morgan's Southampton office will be host to an ITMA talk 'IPEC - the practicalities of conducting trade mark litigation' on 4th December 2014. More …

BULLETIN: Professional regulatory law update - Review of October 2014

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Welcome to our latest edition of the professional regulatory law update, our update of the important case law and news in the field of Professional Regulation. More …