Charity Law and Policy Unit, University of Liverpool

CLPU Charity Briefs - 'From charity to for-profit: some questions'

5:00pm - 6:00pm / Thursday 8th December 2022 / Online event
Type: Webinar / Category: Department
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Dr Synge will address the recent ‘conversions’ of the charitable College of Law (to the for-profit University of Law) and the charitable Regent's University (to the for-profit Regent's University). After considering relevant aspects of charity law (regarding sales of assets and change of objects), she will draw on Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital v Spitzer (NY Sup Ct 1999) and commentary on the spate of not-for-profit conversions of medical organisations that swept the US around that time. With little information publicly available about each transaction, she will outline some of the potential danger areas and seek to understand the Charity Commission's approach.

Speaker: Dr Mary Synge

Honorary Senior Research Fellow, Charity Law & Policy Unit, University of Liverpool, Honorary Senior Fellow, University of Melbourne

Associate Professor, University of Reading