In the Transforming Public Procurement Green Paper, the Government signalled its desire to increase its control over procurements by all contracting authorities.
Merry Christmas and welcome to our charity news update.
As we all come to the end of a busy year, we’d like to share some of our highlights with you, as well as some articles for you to consider in the New Year.
- Catherine Gibbons looks at the impact of a charity’s independence, even from charitable partners.
- Katie Crosbie provides a general guide to some of the issues faced by transgender and non-binary people in employment.
- Safa Murad reviews the aftermath of the Oxfam inquiry and explains what to do should you find yourself facing an inquiry.
- Natalie Barbosa looks at the issues facing charities when it comes to ethical investments.
Some highlights of 2019 include:
- Edwina Turner’s contribution to the CLA working party on the British Standards Institute draft Code of Practice for Governance and Management of Charities and Funding Bodies consultation.
- Phil Watts, Sarah Tomlinson and Edwina Turner’s appointment by the Charity Commission to act as interim managers for various charities facing problems.
- Our ranking in the peer-nominated The Time Top 200 Law Firms, specifically commended for our charity work.
- Esther Campsall’s participation at the Charity Commission round table on serious incident reporting.
- Natalie Barbosa and Catherine Gibbons hosting events for Manchester and North-West-based charities.
- A well-attended London events programme, led by Natalie Barbosa, including partnerships with Civil Society Magazine and Sayer Vincent.
- Securing funding from ethical and mainstream lenders led by Alex Tindall, Laura Mynott and Jon Coane.
- Edwina Turner and Sarah Tomlinson have provided complex trusts advice to faith clients at all levels, to enable them to achieve their aims and serve their communities and society innovatively.
- Phil Scully, Andrew Lancaster and I have developed property and construction projects for large charity clients.
- Our employment team, including Alice Kinder, Doug Mullen and Matthew Gregson, continue to advise in challenging areas for charities as they pursue their mission.
We’re developing a programme of events for 2020 and will be sharing more articles covering issues facing charities. If there are any topics that you would like us to cover, please get in touch.
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The monthly round-up from the Anthony Collins Solicitors charities team.
Legal updates as the UK enters into stage 4 of the roadmap and legal restrictions on face coverings and social distancing are lifted.
The first disability we are going to discuss is diabetes. We begin by discussing the different types of diabetes; their similarities and differences and how we live with the disability within our day.
Tim Coolican and Freya Cassia explore the legal and practical options available to providers if a disappointing result is received following an inspection.
Following the launch of the CQC’s new strategy for how it regulates health and social care, many providers will be keen to know more about how the changes might affect them in the future.
EPC’s are not required to be served with a Section 21 notice for assured shorthold tenancies if the tenancy predates October 2015.
A new era of paperless property deals is upon us following the Land Registry’s landmark decision in July 2020 to accept e-signed documents for registration.
Under NHSX, the Department of Health and Social Care, NHS England and NHS Improvement have published the Secretary of State's vision for how data will be used to improve health and care.
Ofsted recently published the findings from its rapid review of sexual abuse in schools and colleges. The review highlighted keys areas of concern and presents clear actions, which are discussed here.
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