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Trustees and Governance

Many Third Sector clients now require the specialist legal advice required to assist in situations where charity governance by trustees carries an additional risk. That is in addition to the ordinary legal advice that most business also requires.

This is because if trustees do not now perform their duties to an increasingly high benchmark they may incur personal liabilities

The Charity Commission has recently taken a more active policing role with the passing of the Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Act 2016. This now gives the Commission even more powers to intervene and to publically humiliate trustees.

This can now make it increasingly difficult for charities to find trustees who are willing to act in this unpaid and increasingly demanding role.

At RJS we believe in actively supporting trustee succession planning with good quality governance support.


How can we help?

We can advise on:

  • Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Act 2016)
  • Trustees Duties and Obligations
  • Governance Health Check
  • CEO Support
  • Trustee Succession Planning and Appointment
  • Interim Manager Appointments
  • Defence of Charity Commission Notices and Litigation
  • Governance Support in Difficult Management Situations. 

Paul Angier is head of Third Sector at RJS.

He offers a free preliminary legal advice session on matters of governance and is actively involved in assisting with local trustee succession planning.

Paul can be reached on
T: 01782 646320
M: 07833 309306
E: paul@rjssolicitors.com