The Charity Commission has today published new guidance for trustees on charities and litigation.
The guidance provides a useful insight into what the Commission expects of trustees when their charity is about to bring or defend a legal claim.
Trustees have much to consider in these circumstances and the guidance explains:
- what types of litigation charities may become involved in
- the key principles which should guide trustees, from their duty to protect assets to the financial and reputation implications of litigation
- the alternatives to legal action
- what charities can do to manage the personal costs risk to their trustees
- when and why the Charity Commission’s consent is required before bringing proceedings.
The guidance is accompanied by a checklist of key actions for trustees, as well as the more detailed legal underpinnings to the document.
Posted on 03/08/2016 in Legal UpdatesBack to Knowledge