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.

For more information or advice, please contact Melinder Jhittay, Senior Associate in the Dispute Resolution team.

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Posted on 03/08/2016 in Legal Updates

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