Alison McKenna

Alison McKenna

Alison McKenna was appointed the first president of the Charity Tribunal in 2008, having qualified as a barrister in 1988.

She has extensive experience in the charity sector, previously holding the role of partner and head of the charities department at Wilsons.

She has also worked as a legal adviser for the Charity Commission and the Registrar of Criminal Appeals.

 

 

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Alison McKenna

Judge Alison McKenna runs through the ins and outs of the judicial process in relation to the recent public benefit review of independent schools.

Alison McKenna - principal judge of the charity tribunal

With the completion this month of the charity tribunal’s third case, in which two residents of Dartford in Kent appealed against the Charity Commission’s response to an illegal sale of charitable land, the tribunal finds itself with just one new case pending, and even that may be withdrawn after the Commission overturned its original decision. A good time then to reflect upon its progress so far and what may lie in store. Civil Society spoke to the tribunal’s principal judge Alison McKenna for her reflections on a year-and-a-half at the helm.

An appeal to the sector

Charities should have their say on tribunal reform, says Alison McKenna. Over the past year the Charity Tribunal has appointed and trained a cadre of specialist legal and ordinary members who have the expertise and experience to hear charity cases. Now, we have the opportunity to adapt the rules and procedures of the Tribunal to fit with the unique sector it serves and I want your help.

Alison McKenna

Ian Allsop finds out about Alison McKenna's plans for the Charity Tribunal.

Technical briefing - Human Rights Act

Technical briefing - Human Rights Act: an analysis of two cases regarding residential care for the elderly.

Cause for complaints

What to do if you have a complaint about the Charity Commission

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