Religious Charities Bulletin - Winter 2016
Welcome to the latest edition of the Charles Russell Speechlys Religious Charities Bulletin.
We have tried to include a range of material that will be interesting and useful to trustees and others involved with faith charities.
Andy Williams and Polly Dallyn write about an important decision in the difficult and topical area of discrimination law and faith schools. Penelope Byatt writes about a Charity Commission consultation on revised guidance for serious incident reporting –something of which every charity trustee needs to be aware.
Additionally, Sarah Anticoni writes about the thought provoking work of Belief in Mediation and Arbitration. George Duncan write about some of the legal issues raised by the consecration of land and building and explains that the legal protection given where consecration has taken place may lead to surprising results.
For more information on the topics raised here, please get in touch with George Duncan on +44 (0)20 7203 5054 or Ruth Williams on +44 (0)20 7203 5008.
The family court’s role in micro managing 'trivial' disputes
The recent decision has dealt with the family court’s role in micro managing “trivial” disputes in relation to children
Pro bono partnership with Atkins and Z2K sees successful first Disability Benefit Appeals case
Charles Russell Speechlys launched our partnership with Atkins and Zacchaeus 2000 Trust to take on Disability Benefit Appeals cases.
Nesting following separation: creative solution or logistical nightmare?
Amelia Goodwin writes for Civil Society on a recent employment tribunal ruling which found that anxiety constitutes a disability
The tribunal found that an anxiety state constitutes a disability for the purposes of the Equality Act 2010.
Grandparents’ rights: does Thomas Markle have a right to see his grandchildren?
Pro bono advice helps charity acquire properties for homeless people
Transform is a Surrey-based charity providing housing and support to more than 1,700 homeless and vulnerable people every year.
Reflections on ‘Torn Apart: Family Courts Uncovered’
William Longrigg quoted by Spear's on the increase in complex financial cases where sizeable assets go missing
Untangling the UK/Swiss Knot: Dealing with a cross border estate
What do the family need to think about following the death of a Swiss person with some UK connections?
Barclay v Barclay: A Stark Reminder for Badly Behaved High-Profile Litigants
David considers the Barclay v Barclay case and if the judgment should be published, given it's severe criticism of Lord Barclay's conduct
Charles Russell Speechlys become a Corporate Member of Philanthropy Impact
Charles Russell Speechlys are delighted to become a Corporate Member of Philanthropy Impact.
Felicity Chapman writes for eprivateclient on what happens when a party dies mid-way through a financial claim on or after a divorce
In the case of Hasan v Ul-Hasan, Mostyn J considered whether the wife could continue an application after the husband’s death.
To what extent is fault considered on a divorce?
What happens when a party dies mid-way through a financial claim on or after a divorce?
The impact of health issues when dealing with a financial claim on divorce
Celebrating Pride month - evolutions in family law
Predatory marriages - renewed call for reform
William Longrigg quoted by The Times and the Daily Mail on the High Court's ruling in Ayeh-Kumi v The Lord Chancellor & Anor
The High Court found that a wife was within her rights to divorce her husband because he worked long hours and missed holidays.
Joshua Green writes for City AM on dealing with cryptocurrency assets during a divorce
Divorces are complicated on many levels, but especially so when it comes dividing up and assigning financial assets and future payments.
Exclusion clauses in freezing orders
The principles illustrated in Crowther v Crowther and Moutreuil v Andreewitch.