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Charity Law and Policy Unit (CLPU)

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.

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About CLPU

Read an introduction to our work and get in touch.

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Discover more about our researchers and their interests

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Conferences and Events

CLPU conferences and events help to shape regulatory reform of charities and third sector organisations.

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Learn more about our internationally recognised research output.

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Research Projects

Find out more about the impact CLPU makes through our research projects, and download project reports.

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Presentations and Conference Papers

Peruse recent presentations and conference papers by CLPU members.

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Formal Responses to Consultations

We regularly contribute to consultations including providing formal responses to the Law Commission and Charity Commission.

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Postgraduate Opportunities

Members of the Charity Law & Policy Unit supervise postgraduate students at both LLM and PhD level in areas of Charity Law.

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CLPU Newsletter

Download and read our most recent Annual Newsletter (2023-24), or browse the archive of previous newsletters (2010 - 2022).