Not-for-profit Breakfast 2019: How to make lamingtons

On 22 November 2019, we proudly held our annual Not-for-profit Breakfast.  This year, we were delighted to have the preeminent Murray Baird, former Assistant Commissioner for the ACNC, who spoke about income generation for charities in a world post the seminal High Court of Australia decision of Word Investments, which Murray lead with Jennifer Batrouney, [...]

2019-11-29T09:27:51+00:00November 29th, 2019|

Supporting “A Day for Jane” 2019

Robert Cunningham, Peter Dighton, Paul Paxton-Hall and Chris McCarthy Paxton-Hall Lawyers proudly supported A Day For Jane this year and participated in the charity golf day.  A Day For Jane aims to build support and awareness to youth suicide which is a leading cause of death in youth in Australia. Paul Paxton-Hall [...]

2019-11-29T09:10:01+00:00November 29th, 2019|

ASIC gives minor relief to small charitable companies limited by guarantee from whistleblower policy obligation

Recognising that the current requirements for small charities that are structured as companies limited by guarantee (CLG) under the new whistleblower provisions in the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) (Corporations Act) are proving to be disproportionately onerous, ASIC announced last week that it will not require charities with an annual revenue of [...]

2019-11-27T12:30:59+00:00November 27th, 2019|

2019 Annual Not-for-profit Breakfast

Paxton-Hall Lawyers is delighted to announce that our guest speaker at this year's breakfast will be Mr Murray Baird, the former Assistance Commissioner, General Counsel, at the ACNC. Murray is going to be speaking to the topic: "How to make lamingtons: The Word Investments case and its impact upon Australian charities". The presentation is sure to [...]

2019-10-24T12:18:08+00:00October 24th, 2019|

Gift to a non-existent organisation

Situation Mr Niall died leaving a bequest in his will[1] to the 'Order of Selesians' in India for the purposes of work among the poor in India' No organisation by the title 'Order of Selesians' or 'Order of Selesians in India' existed in Australia or India. 'Selesians' appeared to be a [...]

2019-09-18T13:12:19+00:00September 18th, 2019|

A Scottish case around liability for care

Introduction Turning Point Scotland (charity) operated a facility in Glasgow offering help and accommodation to homeless people with an addiction to alcohol. Francis Hughes suffered from severe alcoholism and died in their care within hours of admission. Facts Mr Hughes was assessed and offered a place in the charity's Crisis Residential [...]

2019-06-27T09:13:31+00:00June 27th, 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|