The following Public Law practice note produced in partnership with Adam Cygan of University of Leicester and Mr Darragh Connell of Maitland Chambers provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:
FORTHCOMING CHANGE: The Charities Act 2022 (CA 2022) received Royal Assent on 24 February 2022 and will be implemented on a staggered basis between now and Autumn 2023. CA 2022 will implement the majority of the recommendations from the 2017 Law Commission report, ‘Technical Issues in Charity Law’. For a summary of the recommendations that have been accepted, see News Analysis: Government response to Law Commission report ‘Technical Issues in Charity Law’. For further guidance on the implementation of CA 2022, see News Analysis: Charities Act 2022—what do we know so far?.
The term 'Royal Charter' has transformed over time. Originally, a Royal Charter was a procedure by which the Crown could grant corporate personality to bodies of persons conducting activities for public, or private, benefit. Today, the term essentially describes an honorary status, which may be granted to eminent professional bodies or charitable organisations which have a record of achievement and are deemed financially sound in the opinion of the Privy Council.
The term is sometimes used to refer to municipal charters, which establish towns and cities.
Obtaining a Royal Charter was the original mechanism to acquire corporate personality for bodies of persons conducting activities for public, or private, benefit. The first Royal Charter for a body of persons providing public benefit was granted to the University of Cambridge in
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MedcoSTOP PRESS: A new RTA small claims protocol for whiplash claims comes into effect for accidents occurring on or after 31 May 2021. The small claims track limit for personal injury claims arising from an RTA is increased to £5000 in respect of general damages for pain, suffering and loss of
Commercial Property Standard Enquiries (CPSEs) are industry standard pre-contract enquiries used in commercial property transactions. CPSEs are endorsed by the British Property Federation and are free to use. The CPSEs include specific environmental enquiries at enquiry 15 and there are several
Convention rights—structure of qualified rightsThe rights preserved under the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR), as set out in the Human Rights Act 1998 Sch 1, can be broadly divided into three groups:•absolute rights—which cannot be interfered with by the state or derogated from even in a
Working with counselInstructing counsel to advocate on a client’s behalf should be a matter of careful thought and preparation. The role of counsel is to provide independent objective advice and to deploy the skill of advocacy on behalf of the client. Although they are part of a team, they also
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