Governance 3C

Governance

Good governance is the cornerstone of a strong charity. It’s what makes sure your charity is effective and accountable. Yet even with good governance and a clear structure, you will still find yourself with questions that need to be answered and problems that need to be resolved.

Our charity law team is on hand when those questions and problems arise. Our advice covers:

  • How to make a decision; what are the legal requirements?
  • Trustees’ duties and liabilities
  • Identifying and managing conflicts of interest
  • The interpretation of your governing document
  • The changes you need to make as your organisation grows and evolves

We work with charities large and small. Our work has helped them to resolve governance problems and continue to successfully fulfil their aims and objectives. Some of our previous cases have included:

  • Advising on a new Charity Commission scheme to modernise the objects and governance of an almshouse charity
  • The “incorporation” of a charity by the appointment of a corporate trustee
  • The “incorporation” of a charity by the registration of a CIO and the transfer of all the assets and liabilities to the CIO
  • The adoption of new articles of association and a new membership structure by a national charity
  • Advising on constitutional issues in a dispute within the membership of a charity and dealing with the constitutional changes necessary to resolve the dispute
  • Advising on the validity of controversial decisions by trustees
  • Resolving complex and apparently contradictory governing documents

Latest News & Blogs

Frozen tuna – waybills issued towards the end of the carriage
May
2017

A recent High Court decision in Kyokuyo Ltd v AP Moller-Maersk A/S trading as Maersk Line [2017] EWHC 654 (Comm) highlights the commercial risks associated with carrying frozen tuna in refrigerated containers.

Automation Reduces Risk of The Pre-Action Protocol for Debt Claims Non-compliance
May
2017

The latest revision to the Pre-action Protocol for Debt Claims (PAP) will come into force on 01 October 2017. The PAP applies to any business claiming payment of a debt from an individual and describes the conduct that the Court will expect from those parties prior to issuing a Claim Form.

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