Are decisions of government contracted service providers subject to judicial review? Durney v Unison Housing Ltd

Background This case dealt with whether a non-profit company (a private entity) can be subject to judicial review when they are providing services on behalf of government. Judicial review is a process of a Court reviewing a decision made by the government or a public entity exercising a statutory power (a power granted [...]

2019-03-21T09:07:56+00:00February 28th, 2019|

Charity involved in large tax evasion scheme in the UK- The Cup Trust: CCEW Inquiry

Background In 2010, a charity registered by the CCEW of England and Wales (CCEW) named 'The Cup Trust' (charity) was embroiled in a tax avoidance scheme and attracted media attention. After a series of investigations, reports and litigation, The Cup Trust was removed from the UK register of charities on 26 May 2017. [...]

2019-02-28T09:00:54+00:00February 28th, 2019|

Sense and sensibility: the outcome of the Select Committee on Charity Fundraising in the 21st Century

On 13 February 2019 the Select Committee (Committee) released its report on charity fundraising in the 21st century.  The Committee was established to enquire into a report on the current framework of fundraising regulations for charities and focussed on a number of key areas, the most important of which we think are: whether [...]

2019-02-28T08:35:14+00:00February 28th, 2019|

Help! My husband wants the house but I want to leave it for my children – what are my options?

  Humans are the most complex animal and we regularly make our family structures and lives more complex than ordinary simple estate planning can cater for properly. I am referring to blended families. Not only do interpersonal relationships between the people in the family become more nuanced, but financial structures and testamentary intentions [...]

2019-02-06T09:03:06+00:00February 3rd, 2019|