Legal case notes

ACPNS researchers scan Australia and the world constantly for legal cases that involve important issues concerning charities, nonprofit organisations, philanthropy, gifts and bequests.

These cases are useful for those that advise nonprofit organisations, their senior management and boards. They are mainly from Australia, but cases of significance from other jurisdictions such as New Zealand, Canada, United Kingdom and USA are also included.

A search of case material can be made through ePrint’s Advanced Search function. It is suggested that the filters be used to identify the desired case or topic are:

  • Author: ‘McGregor-Lowndes’ (Note: Using the quotation marks is critical for the search to work)
  • Then place search terms (e.g. ‘bequest’) in either ‘full text’, ‘abstract’ or ‘key terms’.

Quarterly Case Note Summaries

Our Quarterly Case Note Summaries capture key legal cases in an easy-to-digest format for lawyers, accountants and managers involved in the nonprofit sector. Summaries include significant nonprofit cases with links to full case summaries.

 

2021

Second quarter 2021 NEW item! 

First quarter 2021

2020

Ten Cases That Shaped Charity and Nonprofit Law In 2020 and Ten Trends To Consider

Fourth quarter 2020

Third quarter 2020

Second quarter 2020

First quarter 2020

2019

Fourth quarter 2019

 

More summaries to appear shortly. Register to receive quarterly case note updates via email alert.

 

Case Reports

All Case reports

2020 Case reports

2019 Case reports

2018 Case reports

2017 Case reports

2016 Case reports

 

Almanacs

Almanacs contain collected summaries of court cases involving nonprofit organisations, from Australia and overseas, along with updates of legislative changes in all Australian jurisdictions.

The Australian Nonprofit Sector Legal Almanac 2015

The Australian Nonprofit Sector Legal Almanac 2014

The Australian Nonprofit Sector Legal Almanac 2013

The Australian Nonprofit Sector Legal Almanac 2012

The Australian Nonprofit Sector Legal Almanac 2011

The Australian Nonprofit Sector Legal Almanac 2010