Charity Law, selected issues

Project status: Pre-project

Charities are a force for good and millions regularly donate to help them help others.  But there are issues with the law within which charities operate. This project examines selected issues relating to the legal framework within which charities operate, in order to recommend reforms with a positive impact on charity law in practice. It … Read more >

Charity Law: Social Investment by Charities

Project status: Complete

The terms of reference for our Charity Law project, first agreed with the Government in June 2013, were updated in October 2013 to record the extension of the project to include a review of certain aspects of the law relating to social investment by charities. Charities occupy a special place in society and in law. … Read more >

Charity Law: Technical Issues in Charity Law

Project status: Complete

The project Charities are a force for good and millions regularly donate to help them help others.  But there are issues with the law within which charities operate. This means that time and money is spent on administration when it could be used for charitable causes. As a result, stemming from its 11th Programme of … Read more >

Claims for Wrongful Death

Project status: Complete

When a person is killed through the fault of another, family members and some other persons are able to claim compensation under the Fatal Accidents Act 1976 for losses they suffer as a result of the death. This project reviewed the availability of compensation in such cases. Our aim was to bring this area of the … Read more >