Third Sector report:

Alison Paines of Withers solicitors says a case in the Supreme Court this week highlights how sensitive information might be made public

Charities should reconsider the type of information they supply to the Charity Commission, in the light of an upcoming court case into whether the regulator should release the details of one of its past investigations, a charity lawyer has warned.

The commission’s decision not to release details of its investigation into the fundraising organisation the Mariam Appeal, which was set up by the MP George Galloway, will be challenged at the Supreme Court tomorrow.

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