Practice Notes: Charities

Helping clients and charities at HMRC's expenses

Solicitors should encourage clients to take advantage of the underused, invaluable tax relief available when leaving money to charity, advises Joh

17 May 2017

Private prosecutions and the shape of things to come

Criticism of charities’ right to prosecute alleged offenders is short-sighted and ignores the nature of justice, writes Melink

10 May 2017

They fix things up, your mum and dad

Should the benefit to taxpayers be taken into account when examining claims under the Inheritance Act, asks Jean-Yve

22 Mar 2017

Ilott: Testamentary freedom restored?

The Supreme Court ruling in Ilott isn’t as clear cut as it might appear, although it does provide some elements of guidance, says Pete

16 Mar 2017

Ilott: Supreme Court rules in favour of animal charities

Current law on maintenance provision is ‘unsatisfactory’ says Lad

15 Mar 2017

Working together to assist charities and benefactors

New guidance published for charity legacy professionals will help to ensure benefactors’ philanthropic wishes are implemented efficiently and correctly, wr

24 Feb 2017

Déjà vu for the charity sector

Charities are once again revisiting the issues of fundraising regulation, payment of trustees and the Charity Commission, and the public benefit requiremen

10 Jan 2017

Why solicitors play a key role in charitable giving

Rob Cope explains how simply raising the option of legacy giving with clients can increase the number of gifts made t

23 Dec 2016

Charities and Brexit

Simon Steeden considers how charities could be affected by the legal and financial uncertainty following the UK’s vote to leave th

22 Dec 2016

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