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Monthly Archives: January 2014

Q&A On Charities And Property

Karli Hiscock, a Senior Associate in Druces LLP’s Property team and a member of the firm’s Charities Group takes us through a “Q&A” of some key issues for charities owning property. DOES A PROPERTY NEED TO BE HELD BY ALL THE TRUSTEES? If the charity is incorporated the property will be held in the names of the charitable […]

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Registering A Charity In Northern Ireland

SUMMARY The changes introduced by the Charities Act (Northern Ireland) 2008 are taking effect. As of last month, December 2013, the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland has commenced the compulsory registration of all organisations that operate for charitable purposes there. The requirement to register is not governed by the size or annual income of a […]

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Age Discrimination: Heron vs Sefton MBC

In the recent case of Heron v Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) held that an employer could not rely on the statutory authority defence in an age discrimination claim where the employee received a smaller enhanced redundancy package than her younger colleagues. Under the Equality Act 2010 (the Act) it is […]

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