23 April 2015

Law Commission consultation on charity law — issues relevant to legacies


Paul Hewitt
Partner | UK

On 20 March 2015 the Law Commission published a consultation paper on technical issues in charity law. The consultation is wide-ranging and the Law Commission's proposals 'are designed to remove inefficiencies and unnecessary complexity in the current law'.

Of particular relevance to legacy income are the disposal of charity land, ex gratia payments, the application of property cy-près, gifts made by will to charities that have merged, and permanent endowment.

The detailed Consultation Paper sets out provisional proposals for reform on a wide range of issues. The consultation closes on 3 July 2015. Click here for our March bulletin on the Law Commission Charity Law consultation. Click here for the full text of the Consultation Paper.

Chris Priestley, a partner in the Charities and Philanthropy team at Withers and a member of the executive committee of the Charity Law Association, is sitting on the Charity Law Association's working party to respond to the Law Commission's paper.

Category: Article

Client types: Charities and non-profit