Whether you are looking for an engaging induction for a new charity trustee or a structured development programme for an experienced board, we can help.

Charity trustees have been under intense scrutiny in recent years. For some that meant appearing in front of parliamentary committees, others faced scrutiny by the press. At the same time, many charities face an extremely challenging operating environment. It is critical that trustees understand the nature of their role and have an opportunity to reflect on how their performance, and that of the board as a whole, can be improved – as well as recognising what they do well.

Advising trustees on their legal duties is a daily job for our team. We combine that experience with the practical experience of specific sectors to deliver trustee training that is engaging and practically focused. This is equally true for a routine trustee induction offered to all new trustees of a professional institute, a trustee development day for the whole board of a local mental health charity, or a review of the constitutional structure of a church network as part of a governance review.

Where appropriate we work with other professionals, including accountants and specialist consultants to provide training and development that covers financial skills and developments specific to the context in which you work. 

As a Top-Five Charities Firm, with independently recognised expertise and specialist knowledge of sectors including housing, social care, faith and social enterprise, we are well positioned to provide practical and well-informed training and advice to help you deliver excellent governance.

Our advice is practical, clear and we work with our clients to guide them through every step of the legal process. 

To find out how we can help with trustee training or for further information about legal issues relevant to charities or how our charity sector team can help you, please get in touch.

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