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Home / Expertise / Services / Charities / Governance

Governance

Good governance is key to the health and success of any charity or not for profit organisation.

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We help charities and not for profit organisations with the full spectrum of governance matters, from ensuring you have a framework in place which is right for your organisation to supporting you if things go wrong, whether through an internal dispute or an external challenge or a Charity Commission investigation.

We can advise on:

  • Policies, including conflict of interest policies
  • Procedures and committee structures
  • Terms of appointment, duties, remuneration, and powers of delegation of trustees
  • Relationship between and respective responsibilities of the trustee board and management team
  • Governance audits and reviews, structured at a level that is right for you
  • Arrangements for working with other connected bodies, such as subsidiary companies and funders
  • Handling internal differences and disputes
  • Charity Commission inquiries and investigations
  • Reputation management
  • Potential restructuring, such as incorporation of unincorporated bodies
  • Mergers, joint ventures and structures to facilitate collaborative working between not for profit organisations
  • Training for charity trustees and management team

“The team … has been a pleasure to work with it as it makes governance law understandable to the lay person.”

Legal 500 2022

Expertise/Insight:

  • 1
    Trustees’ week 2021 – celebrating milestones and keeping your charity going in the right direction
  • 2
    Should our charity have a governance review?
  • 3
    What charities need to learn from the actions of Extinction Rebellion (and others)
  • 4
    New year, refresh your governance – the updated Governance Code
  • 5
    Trustees' week - how to be a secret superhero
  • 6
    Fundraising through commercial partnerships – some practical tips
  • 7
    Approved charitable investments, tax avoidance and dealing with connected organisations – lessons from the Reb Moishe Foundation case
  • 8
    The Charity Commission inquiry report on RNIB and what charity trustees should take away from this
  • 9
    Trustee benefit, subsidiary companies and conflicts of interests – the Charity Commission report on the Prince Andrew Charitable Trust

Charity Governance Code explained

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