Tag Archives: charity commission

‘I’m a believer’: Psychic Sally isn’t in it for the money

[SL: This is my first column for British magazine ‘The Skeptic’; I share ‘Skeptic in the Courtroom’ column-writing duties with Manchester barrister Geoff Whelan, which means my duties aren’t too onerous (two or three times a year) and, I figure, once the magazine has been on the newstands for several months, I’m probably pretty safe […]

By Toutatis! Druidry recognised as religion deserving of charitable status

People sometimes ask me what I teach in Trusts law. Among other things, I teach about charities and the requirements for establishing that a charitable trust has an allowed “charitable purpose”. One of the four charitable purposes under the common law is advancement of religion. Generally, the common law assumes that some religion is better […]