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.