The Law of Charities by Peter LuxtonThe Law of Charities by Peter Luxton

The Law of Charities

byPeter Luxton, Judith Hill

Hardcover | March 3, 2004

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In the last decade, the Charities Acts 1992 and 1993, the emergence of 'the contract culture', and the changing role of the Charity Commissioner, have all contributed to the growing importance of charity law to the practitioner. The Trustee Bill 2000, when enacted, will affect charitabletrusts in a number of areas, especially investment and delegation. The Finance Bill 2000 contains some of the most sweeping changes to charity taxation for many years. The Human Rights Act 1998, due to come into force in October 2000, will have an important, but as yet uncertain impact oncharities.These recent developments receive full treatment in this book, which aims to provide lawyers and others involved in charity management with an up to date and comprehensive commentary on charity law, including suggestions for drafting. With many new charities being formed as companies, theimportance of the various legal structures available to charities is emphasised throughout. Particular attention is also devoted to the view of the Commissioners in the light of their controversial Review of the Register.
Peter Luxton is Professor of Property Law at De Montfort University, Leicester and a qualified solicitor. He is author of two books and numerous articles on trust and charity law. He is editor of the Business Property section of the Journal of Business Law and on the Advisory Editorial Board of Charity Law and Practice Review. Judith...
Title:The Law of CharitiesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:1082 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 2.32 inPublished:March 3, 2004Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0198267835

ISBN - 13:9780198267836


Table of Contents

PART I: INTRODUCTION1. The Shaping of Charity Law2. The Advantages and Disadvantages of Charitable Status3. Charities and TaxationPART II: THE MEANING OF CHARITY4. Charitable Purposes5. Benefit to a Sufficient Section of the Community6. Wholly and Exclusively Charitable7. Political Purposes and Political ActivityPART III: LEGAL STRUCTURES AND GOVERNANCE8. Legal Structures and the Distribution of Power9. Trustees, Committee Members, and DirectorsPART IV: SUPERVISION AND CONTROL10. The Charity Commissioners11. The Court's Jurisdiction Over Charities12. The Visitatorial Jurisdiction13. Legal Proceedings14. Mediation and Dispute ResolutionPART V: CHARITY PROPERTY15. Cy-pres and Schemes16. Charity Investment17. Dealings with Land18. Disclaimer of Property and Ex Gratia PaymentsPART VI. CHARITABLE GIVING AND FUND-RAISING19. Charitable Giving and Taxation20. Charities and Trading21. Regulation of Fund-raising22. Public Charitable Collections23. Advertising and Broadcast Appeals24. Lotteries, Competitions and Amusements25. Disaster FundsPART VII: DISSOLUTION OF CHARITIES26. Dissolution of CharitiesAPPENDICESTrustee Act 2000Charity Law Association Model Documents:Trust Deed for a Charitable TrustConstitution fo a Charitable Unincorporated AssociationMemorandum and Articles of Association for a Charitable Company Limited by Guarantee

Editorial Reviews

`Peter Luxton and his helpers are to be congratulated on the successful completion of a massive task'Solicitors Journal vol145 No25