Charity Commission to publish guidance on taking legal action

Charity Commission to publish guidance on taking legal action 1

29 Jul 2016 | Kirsty Weakley

The Charity Commission will soon publish new guidance for trustees about when to take or defend legal action. 


Charity Commission to publish guidance on taking legal action

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Julia Unwin

A group of charitable funders including the Baring Foundation, Barrow Cadbury Trust  and Lankelly Chase have provided support to an independent inquiry into the future of civil society.

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Sexual health charity, the Terrence Higgins Trust has lost a tribunal against its former chief executive, who accused the charity of unfairly dismissing her and launching a campaign of bullying.

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Keeping good minutes of decisions can help your charity avoid regulatory action and bad publicity, advises Neil Robertson.


Few of a trustee’s responsibilities are more controversial and challenging than setting pay. Rosie Chapman and Anne Cummins give their views on the duties of the remunerations committee.

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