Related insights: Charities

Historic England and English Heritage re-appoint WBD

07 Sep 2021
WBD was re-appointed for a period of three years to provide legal services to both Historic England and English Heritage. This includes advice on property, planning, commercial, procurement, intellectual property, employment, personal injury, construction, charity and judicial review matters.

The evolution of charity law – The Charities Bill

11 May 2021
The Queen has confirmed today that long-awaited changes to charity law aimed at reducing unnecessary red tape will be brought forward in this parliament in the form of the Charities Bill. The Charities Bill will address the recommendations from the Law Commission which have been accepted by the government. Here are the reforms that we anticipate will have the most impact on the sector.

The Official Receiver and Kids Company case – long-awaited, unexpected or not?

25 Feb 2021
On 12 February 2021 the High Court delivered its verdict on "Kids Company" – technically The Official Receiver v Atkinson & Ors. The case considered the possibility of director disqualification orders being made against trustees of the insolvent charity Kids Company, and whether the charity's Chief Executive Officer should be classed as a "de facto" director, and also disqualified.