Podcast Location:
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Categories:
Charities
CPD Points:
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Listen and pass the quiz: Gain 1 CPD point (60 minutes)
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Regulated by the Bar Standards Board:
Listen and pass the quiz: Gain 1 accredited CPD point (60 minutes)

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Cost:
  • FREE
Length:
30 minutes of audio
(+ optional 5 minute online quiz)
Plays on Computer:
Yes Downloadable as MP3:    Yes
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Course Aims:

This CPDcast aims to ensure that legal practitioners are familiar with the area of charities and political lobbying.

Outcomes:
After completing the course you will:
  • Understand how charities are treated and defined in the eyes of the law;
  • Be aware of the purpose of Section 3 of the Charities Act 2011;
  • Know whether charities are prohibited from engaging in political activity;
  • Understand whether the Charity Commission provides assistance in respect of a charity that engages in political activity;
  • Be aware of the role of the Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Act 2014;
  • Know the meaning of the phrase “regulated campaign activity” according to the Electoral Commission;
  • Understand how charities can and cannot act in relation to referendums.
Level:
Intermediate Difficulty: 3 of 5
Classification:
Introduction
Legal Principles
Legislative Updates
Market Update / Hot Topic
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In this CPDcast, Declan O’Dempsey, a barrister at Cloisters, looks at charities and political lobbying. Declan focuses on the circumstances in, and the extent to which, a charity can engage in political activity and examines the relevant legislation and regulatory guidance.

This course (podcast plus test) is accredited with 1 CPD hour for barristers at the Bar of England and Wales.

This course (podcast plus test) is accredited with 1 CPD point (0.5 for the podcast and 0.5 for completion of the test) for solicitors and legal professionals.

Podcast Length: 37:45

Date Recorded: 5th August 2015

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