Sarah PatriceSenior Associate
Governance and commercial expert.
I lead on our work with community based organisations including Tenant Management Organisations (TMOs) and Community Land Trusts. My expertise is primarily in governance and commercial matters, providing specialist governance, regulatory, contractual, charity, board and company secretarial support, to a broad range of organisations nationally. I have also recently been involved in drafting a legal definition for use in legislation.
Having extensive experience of negotiating and drafting contractual and governance documentation including asset transfers, providing and facilitating training sessions and away-days for clients and at National sector conferences, I also often ‘project manage’ matters where a number of issues are on-going at any one time. I regularly attend and support Board meetings, and deal with governance disputes and conduct issues.
The focus of this response was their power to issue official warnings under the Charities Act to a charity trustee or a charity, where it considers there has been a breach of trust or duty or other misconduct or mismanagement of the charity.
The Guidance gives direction on property disposals for local authorities, alongside details of other government policies to support them to dispose of sites that could be made surplus.
Take Mr M, for example – Mr M was a tenant board member of his local housing association. Mr M, being a community minded man, got involved in supporting the vulnerable elderly couple down the road.
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