A2: The legal and regulatory landscape: An update

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This session will consider how recent legal and regulatory changes affect charity trustees in practice.

The session will include:

  • developments at the Charity Commission
  • case law and Charity Commission inquiry reports
  • fundraising regulation and the role of the Fundraising Regulator
  • the Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Act 2016
  • the Common Reporting Standard and other international transparency initiatives which may affect charities
  • the Law Commission’s recommendations for technical changes to charity law (expected in September).


  • Alice Faure Walker, Senior Consultant - Charity & Social Enterprise Department, Bates Wells Braithwaite
  • Hannah Lyons, Solicitor, Bates Wells Braithwaite
  • Philip Kirkpatrick, Partner and Joint Head of Charity & Social Enterprise Department, Bates Wells Braithwaite
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