Common legal pitfalls for charity boards

What are the common areas in which charities experience legal challenges? What can you do to confront them? What are your legal responsibilities? Attendance at this seminar will enable you to identify high level legal duties and offer guidance to support you in the implementation of good governance practices. As a result of attending this Onboard event, you will be better equipped to avoid common legal pitfalls for charity boards.

The seminar will enable you to spot the challenges arising in areas such as:

Structural reviews

  • Your legal status - incorporation
  • Your constitution - objects, powers and procedures
  • Committees , subsidiaries and branches

Membership issues - oligarchy, accountability and democracy

  • Managing conflicts
  • Benefits and payments to trustees
  • When to involve the Charity Commission
  • Company law requirements

We will also guide you through working with your solicitor on some of the more complex pitfalls, such as:

  • Reviewing your governing documents – ensuring they are fit for purpose
  • Reviewing proposals
  • Help with drafting 
  • Regulatory consent
  • Contracts – review of contractual liabilities and support during negotiations
  • Mergers and strategic alliances
  • Problems Charities may encounter & how to deal with them
  • How to avoid the pitfalls


5.30pm: Registration 
6.00pm: Seminar 
7.30pm: Networking and drinks 


£50 (excl. VAT)