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Caring for the carers – a new statutory right for unpaid carers

The government has published its response to the 2020 consultation on carer’s leave, confirming its intention to introduce a new statutory right for unpaid carers to take up to one week (five working days) of unpaid leave per year when Parliamentary time allows. The right will apply in England, Wales and Scotland. Caring for the … Read more …

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What you need to know about the Fundraising Code of Practice

The Fundraising Regulator turned five this summer and has just published new guidance on the four key values underpinning the Code of Fundraising Practice – legal, open, honest and respectful. Who is the Fundraising Regulator? The Regulator manages a system of fundraising self-regulation and provides advice to two main constituencies – fundraisers and members of … Read more …

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Client Stories

It is a privilege and a joy to directly support the work of our gospel partners. Providing Christ-centred legal advice to those on the front line of Christian ministry is our great mission. Gospel work can often seem trivial and go unseen, but we want to showcase how ministries are moving forward and flourishing through … Read more …

Data Protection Law and Your Church

From May 2018 it’s been a legal requirement for every church to conform to the General Data Protection Regulation, which dictates how you can use people’s personal data. Our Data Protections experts have explored all the ins and outs of GDPR so that you don’t have to. GDPR in practice… It’s the first morning of … Read more …

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The highs and lows of homeworking

The last 18 months has seen a huge increase in the number of staff working from home. For some, it has been a blessing; flexibility, no commute, no distractions. For others, it has been a headache: managing the employment relationship at a distance, monitoring productivity, learning how to use Zoom, and balancing working from home … Read more …

Filing extensions for annual returns

Charities registered in England or Wales need to send an ‘annual return’ to the Charity Commission or report their income and spending every year (depending on the charity’s annual income). Find out more about what your annual return should include, and other reporting obligations to the Charity Commission in our article here. Filing extensions – … Read more …

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Staff training on our biblical distinctives

This week, we were really privileged to have Graham Beynon, Senior Pastor at Grace Church Cambridge, join our online staff meeting to teach us about the doctrine of the church. This training formed part of a series looking together at our doctrinal basis, of what we believe as a biblically-shaped Christian law firm. Training with … Read more …

Furlough scheme changes from 1 July

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (the ‘furlough scheme’) is currently due to end on 30 September 2021. Until that date, there’ll be no change from a worker perspective, with workers on the scheme continuing to receive 80% of their wages for hours not worked, up to the maximum amount of £2,500 per month. For employers … Read more …

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Marriage registration moves online

Please note this article covers legislation changes relevant only to England and Wales. This does not affect marriage registration in either Scotland or Northern Ireland, where a schedule system is already in place for marriages and civil partnerships. Marriage registration moves online The way that marriages are registered in England and Wales has changed. Until … Read more …

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Working for the gospel at Edward Connor Solicitors

If you are a Christian lawyer reading this, I wonder why you chose to go into the legal profession? Was it for the status? The salary? Because you wanted a career that would stretch you but also give you a comfortable lifestyle? Or was it because you want to use your gifts and abilities for … Read more …