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Charity Law and Policy Unit

The Charity Law and Policy Unit (CLPU) carries out research into the legal issues facing charities and third sector organisations, often with a strong empirical element and leading to proposals for legal and regulatory reform, which have made important contributions to policy change in this field.

Examples are the unit's path-breaking work on charity mergers, disputes in the charitable sector, the legal structure of charities, housing the mentally vulnerable, and charities and equality legislation. For further information about our activities visit our news page.

If you would like more information about supporting research by the Charity Law & Policy Unit or more information about postgraduate study contact Professor Debra Morris (Director).


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