Avoiding legal pitfalls
One of the key responsibilities of the board is to ensure the charity complies with its legal duties. This is not a straightforward task. In addition to complying with the charity’s governing document and with charity law, charities are required to comply with a wide range of complex and ever-changing laws and regulation. It can be difficult to keep up, especially when resources are limited.
There are however some situations when even simple mistakes or omission can have far-reaching consequences. If trustees are not properly appointed, board decisions may be invalid; failure to follow employment law can have a high financial or reputational cost; as can breach of data protection or safeguarding legislation. If your charity is in financial difficulty and insolvency threatens, your obligations to creditors may have to take precedence above your beneficiaries. In worst case scenarios there may be financial consquences for individual trustees.
This briefing and event will explore the most common and the most serious legal pitfalls and identify learning and practical steps Chairs can take to avoid them.
Join us for the launch of the briefing and for a chance to meet other Chairs and to exchange views and experiences. If you cannot make the event you will be able to download the briefing for free from our website after the event launch.
Regent's University London, Inner Circle, Regent's Park
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm London
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