The Times is looking for three or four charities to feature in their editions running in December 2019 and early January 2020.
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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.
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Residents are now unable to make applications to prohibit landlords from seeking to recover the cost of legal proceedings through the service charge on behalf of other residents, without consent.
Natalie Barbosa summarises some of the legal challenges facing fundraisers in the charity sector.
The Government commissioned an independent review of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 in July 2018. The outcome was published in May 2019 which highlighted areas for improvement.
In 2014, the Charity Commission released its first guidance for charities on reporting serious incidents. The Commission has recently updated this guidance.
The Lifeline Project was a well-regarded charity. Failure to carry out the targets within the contracts led the charity into insolvency and resulted in a personal, 7-year disqualification order.
We’re delighted to announce that we have once again been ranked fourth in the list of the top legal advisers by number of charity clients in the Top 3000 Charities 2019 directory.
Last week the Fundraising Regulator published the outcome of its investigation into the charity, ILA. The decision has important lessons for trustees of all charities.
The Charity Commission has recently published two pieces of updated guidance relating to safeguarding and serious incident reporting.
A recent review has brought into question the position regarding donations made by for-profit subsidiary companies to their parent charities.
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