For charity lawyers

Practical resources on key issues for charity law practitioners


Charitable status

Charity Commission

Charity legislation

Charitable companies

Charitable incorporated organisations (CIOs)

Other legal forms for charities and social enterprises

Charity trustees

Executing deeds and documents

Charities: borrowing and land transactions

Charity fundraising

Data protection

Charities and pensions

Charity tax

Charity litigation and cases

Social investment

Charity authorised investment fund (CAIF)

Background checks



Working with the public sector


Key resources


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- Ann Doan, Director of Legal, Compliance and Risk, Charities Aid Foundation


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Charity Global Guide

Q&A overviews of charity law and practice in key global jurisdictions.

Books online

  • Hubert Picarda QC, The Law and Practice Relating to Charities (Bloomsbury Professional, 4th Edition, 2010).


Charitable incorporated organisations.


Everything you always wanted to know about being an in-house charity lawyer (but were afraid to ask)

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