Interim Managers

Stone King completes interim management of Essex Islamic Academy

The Charity Commission has published its inquiry report into the Essex Islamic Academy, also known as Ripple Road Mosque, of which national law firm Stone King’s partner Jonathan Burchfield has been the Interim Manager.

The Charity Commission found that the charity’s trustees had failed to properly manage and administer the charity and its resources or act in accordance with the charity’s safeguarding policies, resulting in it being abused to facilitate terrorism offences.

Charity Commission publishes inquiry report into the Fazal Ellahi Charitable Trust

The Charity Commission has published its inquiry report into the Fazal Ellahi Charitable Trust.

It found that the charity’s trustees failed to properly manage, administer and protect the charity and its resources, resulting in it being used to facilitate terrorism offences.

As a result of the investigation the trustees were removed and are consequently disqualified.

The charity has also been dissolved.

Stone King's Charity Essentials Symposium 2019

Join us for our annual Charity Essentials Symposium where we give charity Trustees and members of Senior Management the opportunity to attend a one day Symposium covering a comprehensive range of topics relevant to your role. You will hear from our experts in each field and have the chance to ask them your questions on the matters most relevant to you. You will be able to book onto three workshops, each lasting an hour and 30 minutes and covering a wide variety of topics. The Symposium also offers you the opportunity to meet and talk to fellow Trustees and Senior Managers. Tickets to our Symposium include lunch, and also drinks and canapés following the event.

Date and Location

Thursday 6 June 2019
Stone King LLP, Boundary House, 91 Charterhouse Street, London, EC1M 6HR

Workshop Descriptions

Land and Buildings: key things trustees need to know​
Whether you have one property or several, there are specific rules that apply to property held by charities. This session will explore the essential rules you need to be aware of.

​Employees, Workers, Volunteers and Safeguarding
Very few charities can afford the luxury of a dedicated HR department, but managing employees is a key aspect of a charity trustee’s role. This session will explore your responsibilities.

Safeguarding – a governance perspective
The session will consider trustees duties, Charity Commission expectations, setting safeguarding as a key governance priority within your charity, safeguarding governance issues. The session will include a presentation and an opportunity to share experiences and key issues relating to safeguarding and governance.

Funding: Traditional and Innovative ways to raise money
Charities survive only if they can raise the necessary funds and this session looks at how charity law applies to the many ways charities can do this.

Accounts: What you need to know
Trustees are responsible for the financial health of their charity. This session will be co-presented by Stone King charity lawyers and guest specialist accountants.

IP, Data Protection and Commercial Contracts
Charities engage in a range of commercial activities which involve IP, data protection and contract law issues. This session will provide an overview of how contracts work and trustee’s duties when their charities enter into them. We shall also look at some common issues relating to intellectual property and personal data and their importance to charities.

Timings

Please choose one topic from each of the workshops

9:00am: Registration and welcoming chair address

Workshop A
9.30am - 11.00am
Land and Buildings: key things trustees need to know (WA1)
Employees, Workers and Volunteers (WA2)
Funding: Traditional and innovative ways to raise money (WA3)
Accounts: What you need to know (WA4)

11.00am: Mid-morning break

Workshop B
11.30am - 1.00pm
Employees, Workers and Volunteers (WB1)
Safeguarding – a governance perspective (WB2)
IP, Data Protection and Commercial Contracts (WB3)
Accounts: What you need to know (WB4)

1.00pm: Lunch

Workshop C
2.15pm - 3.45pm
Land and Buildings: key things trustees need to know (WC1)
Funding: Traditional and innovative ways to raise money (WC2)
IP, Data Protection and Commercial Contracts (WC3)
Safeguarding – a governance perspective (WC4)

3.45pm: Drinks, canapés and networking

Speakers

Chair:
Reema Mathur

Land and Buildings: key things trustees need to know:
Hugh Pearce | Kathryn Williams | Chris Sharpe | Lily Langlois

Employees, Workers and Volunteers:
Lisa Saggers | Harriet Broughton

Safeguarding - a governance perspective:
Sarah Clune

Funding: Traditional and innovative ways to raise money:
Stephen Ravenscroft | Clive Vergnaud

Accounts: What you need to know:
Reema Patel | Hannah Catchpool (RSM UK)

IP, Data Protection and Commercial Contracts:
Gavin Llewellyn | Jonathan HeskiaAlexandra Weatherdon | Stephanie Vicic

Fee

Standard tickets will be charged at £75 (VAT inclusive). Please note that places are limited to 2 people per organisation.

£75.00
Any cancellation received with less than 2 working days’ notice will not be entitled to a refund. Your booking can be transferred into a name of a substitute delegate at any time - please contact Events or call 0800 111 4336 with the details.

Stone King’s Jonathan Burchfield appointed Interim Manager to oversee management and administration at the Fazal Ellahi Charitable Trust

The Charity Commission has announced its appointment of Jonathan Burchfield, partner at national law firm Stone King, as an Interim Manager to the Fazal Ellahi Charitable Trust due to misconduct and management at the charity.

The Commission opened a statutory inquiry into the charity on 16 April 2018 to look into a number of concerns including the use of the charity’s premises to support or condone terrorism.

Jonathan Burchfield appointed Interim Manager to Essex Islamic Academy

The Charity Commission has announced its appointment of Jonathan Burchfield, partner at national law firm Stone King, as an Interim Manager to the Essex Islamic Academy, also known as Ripple Road Mosque.

The Commission has been investigating the charity since October 2017. The inquiry was announced in March of this year, after the conviction of Umar Ahmed Haque for preparing terrorist acts whilst employed at the charity. Mr Haque had previously pleaded guilty to disseminating terrorist material to children who attended the charity’s madrassah. 

Stone King welcomes ‘one of the best’ charity and social enterprise solicitors in the UK to its ranks

National law firm Stone King is delighted to announce that Julian Blake, formerly joint head of Charity and Social Enterprises at Bates Wells Braithwaite, has joined the firm as a partner to add further depth to its Social Enterprise and Social Finance services and drive this area of work.

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