Supervising charities: a Scottish-civilian alternative

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    Proposes implementation of a Scottish civilian system of charities supervision based on the Scots common law of public trusts, as an alternative to the English style charities system introduced under the Charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act 2005. Considers the differences between common law and civilian approaches to supervision, the definition of charity in English law, the "charitable incorporated organisation" proposed under the English Charities Bill 2005 and the provision for a Scottish charity regulator under the Act. Identifies disadvantages of the existing system and the benefits of the proposed amendments to the Act.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)352-385
    Number of pages34
    JournalEdinburgh Law Review
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - Sept 2006


    • Charity law
    • Scotland
    • Charities supervision
    • Charitable trusts
    • Trustees powers and duties


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