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Charities Conference 2023

April 26, 2023, 2:00 pm to 5:15 pm

New Square Chambers’ annual Charities Conference, now in its 3rd year, is already established as a highlight of the Spring for charity specialists, and also practitioners looking to keep up to speed with charity issues. The conference brings together the latest charity law-related developments across trusts, companies, succession, property and more!

There will be a much-anticipated debate on the changes which independent schools may face following the next election, as well as a fast-paced digest of recent charity cases, regulatory guidance and legislation.

In person (£30 + VAT) and virtual (£10 + VAT) tickets available. Online ticket holders will receive a zoom link to attend virtually.

For those attending in person, please join us for post conference drinks and refreshments which are available from 5:15 – 7:30pm.

Topics

Event Programme

1.30 PM – Registration

2.00 PM – Welcome: Alexander Learmonth KC, Chair;

2.10 PM – Debate:

  • Assisting independent schools in respect of proposals to remove; charitable status, led by Aidan Briggs and with special guests;

Dr Mary Synge: author on the topic and associate professor at the University of Reading
Simon Nathan: head of policy and deputy CEO at the Independent Schools Council.
Hubert Picarda KC: author of the Law and Practice Relating to Charities

3.00 PM – Disqualification of charity directors: Jessica Powers;

3.20 PM – Interpretation of charitable gifts and trusts in Wills: Laura Webster;

3.40 PM Break;

4.00 PM – “Hot Topics”: William Hopkin;

4.30 PM – A brief introduction to STRIVE, a charity for social mobility in the law: Bertilla Chow;

4.35 PM – Claims against charities by impecunious 1975 Act claimants: James McKean;

5.00 PM – Questions; and closing remarks by the Chair;

5.15 PM – Networking and post conference drinks reception.

Speakers

Alexander Learmonth KC, William Hopkin, Aidan Briggs, Jessica Powers, Amit Karia, James McKean, Laura Webster, and Bertilla Chow

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