Charity Law Today: A Conversation

Seminar/Forum

Charity Law Today: A Conversation

Charity law – the principal body of law regulating the not-for-profit sector – is a fascinating blend of old and new, public and private, and statute and judge-made law. It overlaps with the law of trusts, tax law and regulatory law in a range of interesting and challenging ways. It has always been an important element of the legal system in the common law world, but has become more so in recent years thanks to the outsourcing of government functions to the charity sector, the advent of social enterprise, and changing understandings of the value of the charity sector, for example in relation to religious organisations and political advocacy. In this seminar, Mary Synge and Matthew Harding will discuss some of the complex and difficult challenges for charity law today, drawing on the English and Australian experience.

Presenters

  • Dr Jenny Beard
    Dr Jenny Beard, Melbourne Law School
  • Professor Matthew Harding
    Professor Matthew Harding, Melbourne Law School
  • Associate Professor Mary Synge
    Associate Professor Mary Synge, University of Exeter