Alice Faure Walker has been quoted in a Third Sector article which highlights the possible implications of the Charity Commission’s new powers.

Parts of the new law on charities, which received royal assent in March, have proved highly controversial within the sector – most notably, the power for the commission to issue official warnings to charities when it thinks there has been a breach of trust or duty or other misconduct or mismanagement by trustees.

Alice has commented that charities will still need to guard against cases where warnings may amount to a directions. If a warning does “fall on the wrong side of the line”, it will be hard for a charity to challenge it because there is no right of appeal to the charity tribunal. Alice goes on to summarise that the power for the commission to publish warnings could have disproportionately serious implications.

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Posted on 30/03/2016 in BWB In The Media

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