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COURSE TITLE

CHARITIES LEGAL UPDATE       

DATE Thursday 28 September 2017
VENUE Botley Park Hotel, Botley
SPEAKER Louise Dunford
COURSE CODE SE28B7
COURSE FEE

£99+VAT. (Click here for information on the Flexiticket discount scheme - fees as low as £45.60+VAT per place). Attendance at this course together with SESCA course ‘Charities Update’ is offered to registered charities at a combined concessionary fee of £99+VAT (half standard fee).

TIMING
Registration Course starts Coffee Course ends
13:00 13:30 15:00 16:30
OBJECTIVES

Charities have a far higher profile than they did 30 years ago and there have been significant changes in the law in relation to charities in the last few years. The professional advisor assisting a charity is under a considerable responsibility to understand the basic legal regulation underpinning the charitable sector. This course provides an overall picture of the framework of the law relating to charities, insofar as possible dealing with any issues around our exit from the European Union and also the recent media attention on charities. It deals in particular with the duties of trustees and the new emphasis on the regulatory framework, the charity’s fundraising obligations, relevant Charity Commission Guidance, as well as any recent cases relevant to small and medium sized charities. There is also a summary of employment law relevant to charities. The course does not deal with the administration of charities from an accounting perspective.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

Charities staff, trustees and their advisors.

TOPICS

Introduction/Recent Legislation

  • A brief discussion of the common law and statutory definition of a charity
  • The legal forms of constitution of charity
  • Charitable Incorporated Organisations – how are they working out?
  • Registration with the Charities Commission, and impact of Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Act 2016
  • Issues around fundraising and the CC consultation

The Charity Trustee

  • General discussion of the role of the trustee, including appointment and removal
  • Powers and duties of trustees including the dangers of being a trustee – the Didier Drogba example, and others
  • Liability of trustees and members
  • Remuneration of trustees

The Charity Secretary

  • Role and core duties
  • Status, authority and liability

Committee Administration

  • The law of meetings
  • Administration of meetings
  • Additional requirements applicable to a charitable company, including PSC Register

Employment Law and the Charity
Employment law generally applies to charities as it does to all employers whether in the public or private sector. This short section focuses on a few issues which may be peculiar to voluntary sector organisations or may affect them particularly. The lecturer can deal with all employment related queries from delegates, whether in the list below or not.

  • Determining the status of volunteers
  • Settlement offers
  • Health and safety issues for charities
  • Issues around care workers, including working time and minimum wage

Other legal issues relevant to the administration of the Charity

This section deals with any relevant legislation and cases that may come up during the year – the following issues being typical

  • Data protection and the charity – relevance of the EU exit
  • Social networking and charities
  • Intellectual property
   

 

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