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Linklaters cuts publicity to charity - now under investigation

By Neasa MacErlean

26 November 2015 at 09:00 BST

Linklaters has distanced itself from a charity which assists Syrian refugees - and which claimed that the law firm was a sponsor.


The charity Human Aid UK is being investigated by the Charity Commission in the UK. The charity has been under investigation for well over a year - with the focus on its financial controls and governance. 

Linklaters logo

Until a week ago, the Linklaters logo appeared on the charity's website, but it has now disappeared. The Islamic Society of Linklaters was raising money for Human Aid UK as recently as June. 

Logo disappeared

Legal Cheek approached Linklaters last week to ask why its logo was on the site of a charity which was being investigated. The logo disappeared a few hours later. Linklaters says that it did not sponsor Human Aid UK and that the use of its logo was not authorised. Human Aid UK has not commented. Source: Legal Cheek


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