Staying in line with the law
VolResource’s legal matters page lays out some of the areas of law you need to think about and provides further links and resources.
Introductions and Overviews
Compliance, one of the ‘tools for success’ from the Centre for Charity Effectiveness’ helps you identify what you need to do to ensure you’re operating legally.
BWB's 'Get Legal' pages cover a range of legal issues relating to running a voluntary organisation or social enterprise. Some resources are free and some can be downloaded for after online payment.
The Voluntary Sector Legal Handbook by James Sinclair Taylor and the charity team at Russell Cooke is a huge and highly comprehensive publication covering pretty much every aspect of all the laws and regulations you need to follow in order to run a voluntary organisation properly. Highly recommended, though if you don’t want to buy it you may find a copy at your local CVS (find your local CVS here) or library
Voluntary but not Amateur by Ruth Hayes and Jacki Reason is a concise, well written book for voluntary and community groups covering key areas of the law.
This Core Guidance for Voluntary and Community Organisations from the Equality and Human Rights Commission gives a lot of useful examples to show how to implement equalities law , as does their Guidance for Service Providers.
Keeping it Legal is a guide for third sector organisations on public law and equality rights.
Support and regulatory organisations