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A Practical Guide


The latest guide to charity law from the specialist charity law team at Bates Wells Braithwaite.

  • Published: December 2016
  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781846615771
  • Category: Charity Law
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The Charities Acts Handbook is the latest guide to charity law from the specialist charity law team at Bates Wells Braithwaite. This new volume contains expert commentary and analysis of:

  • The Charities Act 1992
  • The Charities Act 2011
  • The Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Act 2016
For those who have found Stephen Lloyd’s Charities: The New Law an essential companion, this is the updated version – published with the benefit of Bates Wells Braithwaite’s experience of how the law has been interpreted and applied in practice. Key new content includes a detailed chapter on the Charitable Incorporated Organisation, a new chapter on exempt charities, commentary on changes to fundraising and signposts to possible future areas for reform.

The updated text of all three Acts (showing how the 2016 Act amends the earlier legislation) and other relevant statutory instruments are also included.

The Handbook is an indispensable reference for lawyers, accountants, trustees and all those involved in the running and management of charities.
  • Preface
  • Table of Abbreviations
  • Table of Cases
  • Table of Statutes
  • Table of Statutory Instruments
  • Introduction – Background to the Charities Acts
  • The Charity Commission
  • Charitable Purposes and Public Benefit
  • Registration
  • Exempt Charities
  • Charity Names
  • Remuneration of Charity Trustees
  • Land Transactions
  • Powers of the Charity Commission to Protect and Assist
  • Challenging the Charity Commission
  • Charity Investments
  • Permanent Endowment
  • Regulation of Charitable Companies
  • Charitable Incorporated Organisations
  • Unincorporated Charities
  • Mergers
  • Schemes
  • Control of Fundraising: General
  • Control of Fundraising: Professional Fundraisers
  • Control of Fundraising: Commercial Participators
  • Charity Accounts
  • Miscellaneous
  • Scotland and Northern Ireland
  • Appendices
    • Charities Act 2011
    • Charities Act 2006
    • Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Act 2016
    • Charities Act 1992
    • Charitable Incorporated Organisations (General) Regulations 2012,
      SI 2012/3012
    • Charitable Incorporated Organisations (Insolvency and Dissolutions)
      Regulations 2012, SI 2012/2013
    • Charities Act 2011, ss 29–38 and 310
    • Charities (Misleading Names) Regulations 1992, SI 1992/1901
    • Charities (Qualified Surveyors’ Reports) Regulations 1992,
      SI 1992/2980
    • Charitable Institutions (Fund-Raising) Regulations 1994,
      SI 1994/30024
    • The Charities (Total Return) Regulations 2013
    • The Charities (Failed Appeals) Regulations 2008
  • Index
"Full of practical and accessible information, the book will be useful for charity lawyers, other charity professionals, and charity trustees and administrators themselves. It is a difficult balancing exercise to pitch a guide of this nature at a sufficiently high level to reach a broad audience, while still being comprehensive enough to be useful. The Charities Acts Handbook succeeds admirably."
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"a comprehensive practical guide to the labyrinth of charity law"
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General Editor

Alice Faure Walker, Consultant, Bates Wells Braithwaite


Julian Blake, Partner and Joint Head of Charity, Bates Wells Braithwaite


Tamsin Anderson
Stephanie Biden
Erica Crump
Augustus Della-Porta
Pippa Garland
Jamie Huard
Viral Kataria
Mairead O’Reilly
Sarah Payne
Christine Rigby
Victoria Schneider
Lawrence Simanowitz
Laura Soley
Simon Steeden
Jaqui Symcox

All Bates Wells Braithwaite

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