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Charities: The New Law

A Practical Guide to the Charities Acts (Jordans New Law Series)


A practical guide to the Charities Act, 2006.

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Written by a team of specialist charity lawyers from Bates Wells & Braithwaite, this book includes expert commentary and practical advice on the new law. Crucially, it includes the 1993 and 1992 Acts shown as they will be amended by the 2006 Act, together with the full text of the 2006 Act. The Act introduces an entirely new framework for:
  • the regulation of public collections
  • the establishment of the Charity Tribunal
  • charity mergers
  • the creation of the new Charitable Incorporated Organisation
The Act also amends the existing 1992 and 1993 Charities Acts in a number of areas including:
  • fundraising
  • accounts and reporting by charities
  • registration thresholds
  • the powers of the Charity Commission
An essential reference for all lawyers, accountants, trustees and those involved in the management and running of charities.
  • The Charity Commission
  • Charitable purposes and public benefit
  • Registration
  • 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 organizations
  • Unincorporated charities
  • Mergers
  • Schemes
  • Regulation of fundraising
  • Public charitable collections
  • Control of fundraising: professional fundraisers
  • Control of fundraising: commercial participators
  • Charity accounts: accounting and reporting procedures
  • Miscellaneous
  • Scotland and Northern Ireland


  • Charities Act 1992
  • Charities Act 1993
  • Charities Act 2006
  • Charities (Misleading Names) Regulations 1992, SI 1992/1901
  • Charities (Qualified Surveyors' Reports) Regulations 1992, SI 1992/2980
  • Charitable Institutions (Fund-Raising) Regulations 1994, SI 1994/3024
  • Charities (Accounts and Reports) Regulations 2005, SI 2005/572
"offers an approachable account of current law and includes all the relevant statutory material"
Times Higher Education
Stephen Lloyd and a team of specialist charity lawyers from Bates Wells & Braithwaite

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