Charities Legal Update - Live Online Course.

14th October 2021



Registration Course starts CoffeeCourse ends
13:00 13:30 15:00 16:30




Louise Dunford


This updated and revised course will provide an overview of the most important legal developments in the course of the last 12 months for small and medium sized charities, including practical advice flowing from those decisions. The topic list below is necessarily generic in that it is being drafted in the context of the pandemic, which makes it very difficult to predict what will be most relevant to the sector in 2021. As far as time allows, current preoccupations  will be placed in the wider context of the general law, in particular in relation to trustees’ duties. We will also look at key Commission guidance and consultation documents, as well as covering the most important legislative changes relevant to small and medium sized charities, with some reference to data protection. The course will include reference to all new cases reported and publications produced up to two weeks prior to the course, but will deal with most of the topics below.


Charities staff, trustees and their advisors.



  •  Which structure? Setting up a charity and the legal implications of the various legal forms
  •  Ethics and compliance issues
    •      Brands and charities – the pitfalls
    •      Improving diversity and inclusion in charities
  • Funding – the challenges going forward

Administration of the Charity

  •  Recent CC investigations on administration and charitable status 
  •  Serious incident reporting – an update
  •  Top tips for a good risk management
  •  Some specific issues e.g. charitable purposes and community led housing

Charity trustees

  • Definition and summary of duties
  • Some practical examples from the ICO
  • Personal liability of trustees in a worsening financial landscape


  •  Recent guidance, including on health issues in the workforce
  •  What have we learned from the Supreme Court in Morrisons?
  •  Update on FPS

Employment Law in the Voluntary Sector

  •  New employment status developments
  •  Payroll issues
  •  Redundancy and restructuring


This course will be available live online. You will be emailed the link to join two days before the course date.




£110+VAT. (click here for information on the Flexiticket discount scheme - fees as low as £58.80+VAT per place)

Attendance at this course together with ‘Charities Update’  is offered to registered charities at a combined concessionary fee of £110+VAT (half the standard fee).

Course fee
with 25 place

£58.80 +VAT


Louise Dunford

LLM LLB Barrister