Amanda Ogilvie, Solicitor in BWB’s Charity & Social Enterprise Department, has written for Civil Society’s “Expert Insight” portal on how International NGOs (INGOs) can navigate the risk management landscape.
Paul Jennings, partner in BWB’s Employment team, has been featured prominently in the Law Society Gazette’s (LSG) coverage of the magazine’s latest roundtable.
In light of the recommendation in the Taken on Trust report (2017) that ‘all key stakeholders in the charity sector should review and enhance their advice, support and communications to reflect and draw upon developments in digital technology', we offer the following tips:
BWB’s partnership executive officer Peter Bennett has had an article featured in the November issue of Legal Compliance Bulletin, the Law Society’s journal for Compliance Officers for Legal Practice (COLPs).
In this week's update, the Government has announced its intention to develop a Civil Society Strategy; First Secretary Damian Green has announced that the government will publish a green paper on care and support for older people by summer 2018; the Foundation for Social Improvement (FSI) has launched a series of six films; the Financial Reporting Council has issued revisions to Practice Note 11; the Advertising Standards Authority has ruled on complaints about advertisements by several universities; and the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland has issued new serious incident reporting guidance.
BWB is pleased to announce that it has been shortlisted for UK Firm (specialism) of the Year in the 2018 Legal 500 Awards.
Gillian Roche-Saunders, Head of BWB Compliance, has been named in this year’s Women in Fintech Power List.
The UK’s ‘hostile environment’: New Year to bring the first round of quarterly immigration checks on UK bank account holders >
New legislation came into force on 30 October 2017 which requires certain financial institutions in the UK to carry out quarterly checks on individuals who hold specified accounts to confirm that they have UK immigration permission. The first round of these quarterly checks must take place by 31 March 2018.
In this week's Briefing: A charity worker has been prosecuted for making his own copies of sensitive data. Innovate UK has announced an extra £30 million of funding for Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs), which connect UK businesses with an academic or research organisation and qualified graduate to work on innovation projects.
BWB’s Managing Partner Martin Bunch has participated in a live Facebook discussion hosted by UnLtd, a charity which describes itself as “the leading provider of support to social entrepreneurs in the UK”.
The Home Office has announced today that it has doubled the number of visas available to individuals who are leaders or show exceptional promise in the fields of technology, science, arts and the creative industries.
Rosamund McCarthy has been featured in the November issue of Governance & Leadership (formerly Governance magazine).
Last year, the London Central Employment Tribunal held that the Claimants, London-based Uber drivers, were “workers” and that accordingly they should be entitled to basic protections such as national minimum wage and holiday pay. Uber’s appeal against this decision was heard at the end of September 2017. Today, Her Honour Judge Eady QC, who heard the appeal, handed down her Judgment upholding the Employment Tribunal’s judgment and dismissing Uber’s appeal.
Leticia Jennings, a partner in BWB’s Dispute Resolution team, has been quoted in the Law Society Gazette’s latest coverage of the Law Commission consultation on wills.
In this week's Briefing: Helen Stephenson, the new CEO of the Commission, has announced that the Commission is working on proposals for a system under which larger charities will make a “modest contribution” to the cost of parts of their regulation. The Association of Chairs has published guidance on “Making board committees work” and “Making investment committees work”. The Institute of Fundraising has published its draft response to the Fundraising Regulator’s Consultation on the Code of Fundraising Practice on Data Protection. The government has launched a consultation on significant amendments to its “Working together to safeguard children” guidance. The Information Commissioner’s Office has launched a dedicated advice line to help small organisations preparing for the General Data Protection Regulation.
BWB Compliance has appointed Mark Wolff to its team of regulatory consultants. In his new role, Mark will assist clients on matters relating to investment management and corporate finance from the team’s London offices.