Stone King's Charity Essentials - December 2019

Welcome to the final edition of Essentials for this year. In this edition we look at key developments in 2019 in Scotland’s charity sector, intellectual property and whistleblowing. We consider key themes from our recent Charity & Social Enterprise sector debate ‘To be, or not to be (a registered charity)’ and reflect upon what it means to be a social enterprise that is also a charity.

I would like to draw your attention to our excellent trustee training programme which will run throughout 2020 at various locations across the country.

Seasons greetings and best wishes for a successful and impactful 2020.

In this edition;

  • Changes in Scotland's charity sector
  • Intellectual Property FAQs
  • Whistleblowing - a practical guide for charities
  • Stone King blog
  • Employment and HR specialists
  • Times Best Law Firms 2020
  • Is the charities sector becoming increasingly susceptible to cyber-crime?
  • Stone King's trustee training programme
Changes in Scotland’s charity sector

What does it mean for English-based organisations? Our guest contributor, Helen Kidd Associate at Brodies LLP, considers the regulatory and legislative changes for charities in Scotland during 2019.

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Intellectual Property FAQs

Our Intellectual Property team answer some frequently asked questions from clients about IP.

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Whistleblowing - a practical guide for charities

Harriet Broughton considers the legal definition of whistleblowing, who has protection and what protection they have.

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Stone King blog

Who would be a charity? The latest Stone King blog reflects on some of the themes from our Charity & Social Enterprise sector debate ‘To be, or not to be (a registered charity)’ and considers what it means to be a social enterprise that is also a charity.

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Employment and HR specialists

Our specialist employment solicitors and HR consultants understand the challenges facing charities and social enterprises operating in the voluntary sector. We know how important it is that charities comply with Charity Commission requirements and all organisations adopt general good practice. Our experience and expertise helps clients tackle and resolve emkployment-related issues in this context. Please have a look at our brochure for a full list of services and support we can offer.

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Times Best Law Firms 2020

Stone King has once again been included in the prestigious Times Best Law Firms 2020 survey, commended for its excellence in education law and singled out as a top 3 law firm in the charity sector. Stone King's Chairman Ann Phillips, Partner in the firm’s Charity & Social Enterprise Team, said: "We are delighted to be included in this important legal table, voted for by our peers, which confirms our position as a national leader in education and charity law and among UK’s most successful law firms overall.” See here for more information.

Is the charities sector becoming increasingly susceptible to cyber-crime?

Private Client analysis: Following the Charity Commission’s report on how cyber-crime is affecting the charities sector and how ill-equipped the sector may be to combat these threats, Hannah Kubie, partner and Hannah Sterry, paralegal, both at Stone King LLP discuss the causes of these growing concerns and their implications for the charities sector.

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Stone King's trustee training programme

Charity Training - The Essential Trustee and Governance in Practice - Birmingham - 12.03.2020

Charity Training - The Essential Trustee and Governance in Practice - Bath - 16.03.2020

Charity Training - The Essential Trustee and Governance in Practice - London - 24.03.2020

Charity Training - The Essential Trustee and Governance in Practice - Leeds - 06.05.2020

The law and practice referred to in this article has been paraphrased or summarised. It might not be up-to-date with changes in the law and we do not guarantee the accuracy of any information provided at the time of reading. It should not be construed or relied upon as legal advice in relation to a specific set of circumstances.

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