Can an asset-locked society be converted into a CIC?
Only 52% of applications to register a new charity were successful in 2021-22. We share our hints and tips to maximise your chances.
A look at a recent High Court decision which updates the law on trustees' duties in respect of investment policies and environmental impact.
Reflecting on the Backbench Business Committee debate, 14 Dec: the contribution of co-operative and mutual societies to the economy and public life.
This article aims to summarise the most important parts of the Subsidy Control Bill (the “Bill”) following its publication on 30 June 2021.
Have higher education courses during the pandemic offered students good value for money?
The Information Commissioners Office (“ICO”) has published its decision to fine the charity Mermaids £25,000 following a data breach.
Where changes to your charity have occurred rapidly, ensuring good governance and strong policies and procedures is vital.
The UK Government has recently announced an update to its Home Building Fund which could be of great use to community led housing projects in England.
Draft bill excludes community housing leases from new rules prohibiting the charging of financial ground rents on new, long residential leases.
Community land trusts could take on a central community role in a post-Covid world by providing co-working spaces.
Representatives will often find themselves faced with agreements or contracts to sign, including sponsorship, advertising, coaching or marketing.
This article looks at the ‘Coming Home’ Report, recently published by the Church of England addressing the current housing crisis in this country.
Review of the Government’s response to Law Commission recommendations for reform.
The impact on UK’s data protection regime and steps UK charities need to take to ensure personal data can continue to flow across UK-EEA borders.
A closer look at your charity’s obligation to prepare and file annual accounts.
A closer look at your charity’s obligation to file an annual return.
The Wrigleys’ charities and social economy team is delivering a series of webinars this autumn.
Court case confirms that members of charitable companies are fiduciaries and owe duties as such. We look at what this means for charitable companies.
We look at how students might request grading information from schools and colleges following results day and how to deal with such requests.
A court case has confirmed that members of charitable companies are fiduciaries and owe duties as such. We look at what this means for academy trusts.
The recent ECJ judgment in Schrems II has shaken up data sharing arrangements outside the EEA. We look at the impact of the decision on charities.
This article explains the legal requirements that come with exempt charity status.
The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act is currently being considered in the House of Lords and is expected to become law later this month.
In this article, we look at some of the limitations of the B Corp model in improving corporate responsibility.
Why are criminals using international students and what can students' unions be doing to raise awareness and protect students?
What happens next? Here are our recommended steps.
Executing contracts during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Active risk management is a key duty of charity trustees. The Covid-19 pandemic is an example of a risk arising.
The Covid-19 pandemic is a "black swan" event and lockdown, social distancing and self isolation are the immediate consequences for individuals.
Charities and social enterprises are grappling with how to manage meetings in this new era of working life.
The impact of the FCA's new rules on what they term 'Speculative Illiquid Securities'
The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has published a response to the consultation on a new statutory scheme.
Employers need to have a clear non-discriminatory reason for action when dealing with religious expression
Charity Bank is inviting trustees, directors, CEOs and managers of charities and community organisations to sign up for their free event.
The ICO has taken action against British Airways under the GDPR. We look at the facts of the case and implications for charities & social enterprises.
Consultation raises the prospect of greater company compliance requirements in future
Assessing the implications of an absence of affordable housing for teachers, and considering how schools' surplus land could provide solutions.
The Government is consulting on the way small generators are paid for electricity they export to the grid –what is proposed, and what does this mean?
The recent Social Housing Green Paper "a new deal for social housing" has some interesting points to note in relation to community led housing.
Date: Wednesday 4 July 09:15 – 16:45 Venue: The Stoller Hall, Manchester, M3 1DA
This article sets out a summary of the community rights and powers introduced by the Localism Act 2011 and how they can be used by community groups.
At 484 pages, it is quite a read, so we have summarised some of the key points below.
The HMRC Trust Registration Service has now been launched and will require all trusts with UK tax liabilities to be registered.
Wrigleys are pleased to announce 4 promotions in the firm's Leeds office.
Was a job applicant with Asperger's Syndrome discriminated against by being required to sit a psychometric test? Yes, held the EAT
The #LeedsBigLunch will be taking place in Victoria Gardens, Leeds (opposite the art gallery and library) between 12pm and 2pm on Friday 26th May 2017
Charity Commission finds ‘basic and serious mismanagement’ by the trustees in selling land for £15m less than it was worth.
Members of community led housing groups could find themselves having to meet SDLT liabilities earlier than expected.
Local Planning Authorities ('LPAs') will be obliged to prepare, maintain & publish registers of brownfield land suitable for residential development.
The Supreme Court has today handed down their judgment in the case Ilott v The Blue Cross and Others (previous incarnations known as Ilott v Mitson)
An article for community led housing groups featuring a link to HMRC's SDLT calculator and a summary of potential traps
In a report relevant for academies and maintained schools, an ICO investigation concluded that charities had breached the Data Protection Act.
The Court of Appeal confirms the status of almshouse residents
Q. What do Charity Commission powers, social investment and fundraising have in common? A. They all feature in the Charities Act 2016
A brief look at recent charity law and company law developments which are of relevance to independent schools.
In this article, we consider the wider implications of sexting on children, teachers and parents.
Community groups may end up paying a higher rate of stamp duty when buying a residential property.
How will the new rules on reporting pay statistics for men and women affect larger independent schools?
When might a member of school staff be making a disclosure in the public interest and so be protected under employment legislation?
What are the key factors leading to the increased cost of employing school staff?
What are the likely effects of a Brexit on those UK employment laws of most relevance to the independent school sector?
What should be considered before dismissing school staff who have been employed for less than two years?
Handling negative comments, complaints and criticisms about the school or staff made on social media can be a minefield for the leadership team.
Recent reports have highlighted the difficulties schools face when parents become involved in these disputes.
The Supreme Court unanimously ruled that an employer was "vicariously liable" for the actions of its employee in an unprovoked attack on a customer.
An employer who reasonably believed that an employee was lying about his symptoms was entitled to find gross misconduct.
A recent Employment Tribunal case highlights the need for schools to be aware of the possible duty to make reasonable adjustments for dyslexic staff.
Schools hold large amounts of personal data relating to pupils and staff, which makes them particularly vulnerable to data breaches through hacking.
Respond to the consultation on changes to SDLT before 1 February 2016.
On conversion, local authorities often provide schools with their asbestos reports. Unfortunately these reports are sometimes inaccurate.
This article considers the options for holding shares in an EO company and considers the pros and cons for both 'direct' and 'indirect' ownership.
Amendments to the Finance Bill introduced this week will mean the end of certain tax reliefs available on investments in community energy projects.
Wrigleys celebrates another successful year for its trainee recruitment process, and welcomes Trusts and Estates specialist solicitor Kieran McIvor.
The latest in a line of cases causing problems for fully mutual housing associations and cooperatives. Emma Ridge gives guidance on the issue.
The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act arrived with little fanfare but there are points to note for the company secretary.
Wrigleys were delighted to have the opportunity to contribute an essay to this report commissioned by ActionAid and New Philanthropy Capital (NPC)
Wrigleys welcomes the arrival of Laura Moss to its charity team and Alexandra Hempsey to its commercial property and education property teams.
Friday will see thousands of people across the globe spend a working day volunteering for good causes in their local community
Wrigleys have supported the Dementia Action Alliance to produce a free booklet to help those living with dementia & their families.
Wrigleys have been recognised as one of the Top 25 Private Client Law Firms in the UK.
The UK Cohousing Network invited Wrigleys to deliver a webinar for groups interested in Co-housing.
This article looks how charities can help in the battle against climate change by "divesting" from fossil fuel companies.
Wrigleys is supporting Remember a Charity in Your Will Week 2014 by giving away Remember a Charity chocolates in our reception throughout the week.
A new service will allow developers, including co-housing groups, to make enquiries about any plot of land easily, and well in advance of purchase.
Wrigleys Solicitors are pleased to welcome four senior lawyers and their first apprentice.