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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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 outlines a recent dispute that highlights the legal complications for charities dependent on specific beliefs.
Shivaji Shiva reminds organisations applying for funding from a public body to be aware of the revised exemptions under European Commission State Aid rules.
A shocked new trustee is amazed at how subservient the other trustees are to a domineering chair who has just fired the chief executive.
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.