Gift to a non-existent organisation

Situation Mr Niall died leaving a bequest in his will[1] to the 'Order of Selesians' in India for the purposes of work among the poor in India' No organisation by the title 'Order of Selesians' or 'Order of Selesians in India' existed in Australia or India. 'Selesians' appeared to be a [...]

2019-09-18T13:12:19+00:00September 18th, 2019|

A Scottish case around liability for care

Introduction Turning Point Scotland (charity) operated a facility in Glasgow offering help and accommodation to homeless people with an addiction to alcohol. Francis Hughes suffered from severe alcoholism and died in their care within hours of admission. Facts Mr Hughes was assessed and offered a place in the charity's Crisis Residential [...]

2019-06-27T09:13:31+00:00June 27th, 2019|

Charity involved in large tax evasion scheme in the UK- The Cup Trust: CCEW Inquiry

Background In 2010, a charity registered by the CCEW of England and Wales (CCEW) named 'The Cup Trust' (charity) was embroiled in a tax avoidance scheme and attracted media attention. After a series of investigations, reports and litigation, The Cup Trust was removed from the UK register of charities on 26 May 2017. [...]

2019-02-28T09:00:54+00:00February 28th, 2019|

Sense and sensibility: the outcome of the Select Committee on Charity Fundraising in the 21st Century

On 13 February 2019 the Select Committee (Committee) released its report on charity fundraising in the 21st century.  The Committee was established to enquire into a report on the current framework of fundraising regulations for charities and focussed on a number of key areas, the most important of which we think are: whether [...]

2019-02-28T08:35:14+00:00February 28th, 2019|