Shivaji Shiva has over ten years' experience in the charity sector and is currently senior associate specialising in charities at Anthony Collins solicitors. Previously he has been head of charities and social enterprise at Michelmores Solicitors and a solicitor at Russell-Cooke.
He is also an active member and former Secretary of the Charity Law Association.
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Shivaji Shiva looks at the Law Commission's consultation on social investment by charities.
Shivaji Shiva provides an overview of noteworthy charity legal cases and their implications for the sector.
While the Catholic Care case captured all the headlines, the Equality Act exemptions also have other implications, such as for use of buildings, as Shivaji Shiva and Sarah Hayes explain.
The challenging economic climate has prompted many trustees to review their charity's financial position and thus poses the question: is it beneficial to establish the charity as a company in order to fall under the protection of limited liability?
Shivaji Shiva looks at governance issues in faith organisations. The first case to be heard by the Charity Tribunal was initiated earlier this year by a former trustee of Sivayogam, a Hindu charity that runs temples in Tooting and Wembley.