CCNI: charities in Northern Ireland after McKee & Hughes

In McKee & Hughes v The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland [2020] NICA 13, the Northern Ireland Court of Appeal ruled that the Charities Act (Northern Ireland) 2008 does not empower any member or members of staff of the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland to exercise any of the Commission’s statutory powers or to discharge any of its statutory duties or functions [38] and dismissed the CCNI’s appeal against the ruling and order of McBride J in the court below [46].

As a result, the CCNI has posted a legal update on the issues arising from the judgment. In brief: Continue reading