Founded in 1992, the Charity Law Association’s regular programmes of events enable members to keep up to date with developments in charity law and practice and to exchange information and expertise for the benefit of the sector.
We have over 900 members, including many of the country’s largest charities and most leading charity lawyers. At the heart of our activities in the principle of sharing knowledge to contribute to the wider sector.
We are active in the policy arena. Through our working parties we respond to consultations and surveys, actively shaping policy and legislation.
Our meetings and conferences allow members to discuss common problems and to meet regulators and others involved in the sector, including the Charity Commission, OSCR, Charity Commission Northern Ireland, the Law Commission, Government departments and other regulators such as the Office of Fair Trading, the Information Commissioners’ Office and FRSB. In the wake of the Charities Act 2006, we held a major conference to discuss public benefit under all the newly formulated heads of charity bringing together a wide range of charities, charity advisers and the regulators.
We have also held a cross-border symposium to voice concerns in relation to regulation for charities working across the UK legal jurisdictions, attended by the Senior Legal Teams of the regulators and senior Government representatives.
We regularly liaise with the Charity Commission to pursue both technical and practical issues facing our Members and the Charity sector.