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.
A look at the key characteristics of a robust employee-owned business and how this should be managed for a successful future.
Where changes to your charity have occurred rapidly, ensuring good governance and strong policies and procedures is vital.
This article considers the main benefits, both financial, commercial and social, from transitioning your business to employee ownership.
Employee ownership can be a preferred option available to businesses when considering succession planning. In this article we consider why.
We consider three formal structures available for employee-owned businesses and why these may be suitable.
Government updates guidance to reflect step 3 of the roadmap for easing restrictions.
Draft bill excludes community housing leases from new rules prohibiting the charging of financial ground rents on new, long residential leases.
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.
New proposed measures continue debate on free speech on university campuses.
Students’ unions that want to incorporate this summer need to start the process now.
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.
Out with the old and in with the new…Brexit, the new subsidy control measures, and what they mean for your charity.
A closer look at your charity’s obligation to prepare and file an annual report.
At Wrigleys Solicitors, we have been at the forefront of the community-led housing movement for over thirty years.
Laurel Sleet and Daniel Lewis have been offered permanent roles.
Court case confirms that members of charitable companies are fiduciaries and owe duties as such. We look at what this means for charitable companies.
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.
The law offers contracting parties limited relief from contracts when they become difficult or impossible to perform.
The Covid-19 pandemic is a "black swan" event and lockdown, social distancing and self isolation are the immediate consequences for individuals.
Many employers are facing extremely difficult decisions in the light of the Covid-19 restrictions and are working hard to find solutions.
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'
Fiona Wharton joins the top tier Charities and Social Economy team.
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.
Key aspects to bear in mind when offering volunteering and work experience
Consultation raises the prospect of greater company compliance requirements in future
Marie-Louise Hamilton has been appointed managing partner and will start the role in May 2019.
Assessing the implications of an absence of affordable housing for teachers, and considering how schools' surplus land could provide solutions.
Suggested response for community-led housing groups on the consultation paper – submissions due by 10 March
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 sector is under fire again. What is being done and what can you do?
Wrigleys looks at the ways that electric vehicles could benefit estates and rural landowners.
What are the possible pros and cons of using the new process to convert your charitable company to a CIO?
The implementation date of 25 May 2018 for the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) is fast approaching.
At 484 pages, it is quite a read, so we have summarised some of the key points below.
Is this Memorandum of Understanding a sign of serious action to come?
Unfair hidden ground rent costs on new builds has hit the press recently. We consider the effect on community-led housing groups using leaseholds.
Was a job applicant with Asperger's Syndrome discriminated against by being required to sit a psychometric test? Yes, held the EAT
A quick recap of the key rules relating to political activity by charities, in the run up to the 2017 election.
Community-led housing & other organisations welcome a common sense decision that business rates may not be payable during significant building works.
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)
In her article for the changesu.org blog, Laura Moss looks at the advantages and disadvantages for students' unions of incorporation.
In a report relevant for academies and maintained schools, an ICO investigation concluded that charities had breached the Data Protection Act.
Local authorities now have a statutory duty to meet local demand for self build and custom build. Groups should register for land in their area.
Wrigleys Solicitors are pleased to welcome Duncan Milwain, Lucy O'Reilly and Kasim Ahmed to its Leeds office.
Wrigleys is pleased to announce 3 promotions in its private client and charity property teams.
The new regime came into force on 6 April 2016. Download our free briefing note for guidance.
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?
Since 1 July 2015 independent schools have been grappling with 'Prevent'. How should your school be fulfilling its Prevent duty?
The Supreme Court unanimously ruled that an employer was "vicariously liable" for the actions of its employee in an unprovoked attack on a customer.
Recent reports have highlighted the difficulties schools face when parents become involved in these disputes.
Handling negative comments, complaints and criticisms about the school or staff made on social media can be a minefield for the leadership team.
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)
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.