The case was brought by the Official Receiver who sought disqualification orders under section 6 of the Company Directors Disqualification Act 1986 (CDDA 1986) against the seven trustees of Kids Company and its CEO. It illustrates well the tension between the role of a fulltime paid CEO of a large charity and the role of its board as voluntary trustees/directors.
In a challenging financial environment, many charities are seeking new sources of funding. You may have just started trading and want to generate an income. Or it could be that you wish to expand or develop an existing enterprise. Regardless of which it is, we can help.
Some charities have engaged in social enterprises for hundreds of years before the term became commonplace. Others have relied on grants or other sources of income. Whether you are a social enterprise or a charity, we can help you understand the restrictions on trading under charity law and ensure your organisation’s trading activities are properly structured.
Our charity legal experts have specialised for many years in advising on projects that bring together expertise in corporate, commercial, funding and finance and charity law. We apply that expertise to deliver expert support to social enterprises of all sorts. In particular, we can help you to establish, finance and operate your social enterprise, providing commercially focused, practical advice on:
- forming and structuring your enterprise;
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- identifying and protecting your intellectual property; and
- Social Investment Tax Relief.
As a Top-Five Charities Firm, with independently recognised expertise and specialist knowledge of sectors including housing, health and social care, faith, values-based businesses, community organisations and social enterprises, we are well positioned to provide practical and well-informed advice on how charities can deliver social enterprise.
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Having dealt with Phil Watts and the team at Anthony Collins Solicitors for a number of years now, I have no hesitation in recommending them to any other organisation. The Gideons International has benefited greatly from all the advice and support they have received, at times involving very challenging and complex situations. We find Phil and the team at Anthony Collins Solicitors very prompt in dealing with any questions we have and in responding to requests for appointments; their attention to detail and efficient service, and quality of work, has always been of a very high standard, making them an ideal legal partner for any charity.Anonymous.
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Happy New Year - our first newsletter of 2021! Throughout this year we will continue to bring you news and developments relating to the charities sector.
Our previous round-up began by sharing the news that two vaccines had shown very promising test results. Here we are, not even a month later, and the first vaccines have already been administered!
Finally, there is a glimmer of hope that perhaps the Covid-19 pandemic could be reaching its end.
Last week, England entered another period of lockdown which will last until at least 2 December.
It has been another difficult few weeks for many of us, especially those who find themselves under tier 3 restrictions.
Charity Financials, the financial information program from Wilmington Charities, has published its latest Income Monitor report.
A recent increase in COVID-19 cases in the UK means new measures are being put in place in an effort to reduce the risk of a second wave. Whilst the impact of COVID-19 continues to be felt, it is important to remain focused on the sector’s road to recovery.
The Court has confirmed that a party cannot withhold its consent in order to re-write the original bargain.
Catch up with all the latest charity updates in this fortnight’s news roundup
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