Natalie Barbosa summarises some of the legal challenges facing fundraisers in the charity sector.
Our experienced commercial-dispute team provides support and advice to social enterprises on all aspects of resolving commercial disputes.
We understand that not all commercial disputes can be avoided, but when they do arise our commercial-dispute team will work in partnership with your social enterprise to ensure that a solution is reached quickly, cost-effectively and with the minimum level of disruption to your organisation.
Our extensive knowledge and experience of the social-business sector enables us to provide clear and practical advice and support to community organisations, co-operatives, mutuals, community-led enterprises, social enterprises and public-sector spin-outs to resolve commercial disputes and reduce the risk of future disputes.
Our resolving commercial disputes service
At Anthony Collins Solicitors our experienced commercial-dispute solicitors work in partnership with social enterprises to provide support for a full range of commercial disputes, including:
- Contract and commercial.
- Construction, repairs and maintenance.
- Commercial-property disputes.
- Disputes between an organisation and its tenants/customers.
- Insolvency and bankruptcy.
- IT and intellectual property.
- Defamation and reputational damage.
- Debt recovery.
- Employment disputes.
- Governance disputes.
- Professional negligence.
- Defending or bringing challenges to decisions of public bodies by judicial review.
We are committed to working with you to reach workable outcomes to commercial disputes and find solutions that safeguard your organisations interests. From our experience we understand that dispute resolution can take many different forms, which is why our advice is tailored to each client and their unique set of circumstances.
Where possible we will work with you to reach resolution through mediation, our specialist mediation team has many years of experience of using mediation to resolve commercial disputes and one of our partners, Andrew Lancaster, is an experienced mediator, accredited by CEDR.
In addition to resolving commercial disputes our team works with social enterprises to reduce the risk of future disputes arising and can provide training to clients on dispute avoidance and management techniques.
A pragmatic and efficient solicitor ensuring clients receive effective resolutions.
We hosted a breakfast roundtable with Insider Midlands magazine that had attendees from a range of organisations addressing housing needs in the Midlands. The discussion explored JVs in more detail.
The decision of the Court of Appeal in The Harpur Trust v Brazel & Unison has made clear that employers can no longer legally calculate part-time holiday based on 12.07% of hours worked over a year.
Social landlords are seeing a rising number of Equality Act defences to possession proceedings. A recent Court of Appeal decision helps shift the likelihood of such defences succeeding.
On 31 July, the consultation period ended on MHCLG’s proposals for reforming the building safety regulatory system set out in the 'Building a Safer Future' document. We have submitted our response.
For decades now, fewer and fewer services provided by local authorities have been delivered directly by them. However, over the last couple of years, there are signs that this tide is changing.
The Government commissioned an independent review of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 in July 2018. The outcome was published in May 2019 which highlighted areas for improvement.
In 2017, the NCVO commissioned a review of the tax reliefs available to charities. The brainchild of this review was published on 17 July 2019 in the form of the Charity Tax Commission report.
In 2014, the Charity Commission released its first guidance for charities on reporting serious incidents. The Commission has recently updated this guidance.
In the third part of our series on contract management pitfalls, we look at the risks and opportunities presented by instructing changes under construction contracts.
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