Charities Legal Update**VENUE CHANGE**

11th October 2022



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 end of the pandemic, and the recent announcement of the Charities Bill in the Queen’s Speech.  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 any interesting Commission investigations relevant to small and medium sized charities, and any updates on 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
  •  Current challenges facing the sector 

The Charities Bill/Act

  •  Changes to the rules on governing documents
  •  Reform of rules in relation to advice on land transactions
  •  Permanent endowment – welcome new flexibility in the law
  •  Payment of trustees – the new rules
  •  Failed Appeals – a more flexible approach

Administration of the Charity

  •  Recent CC investigations on administration and charitable status 
  •  Serious incident reporting – an update
  •  Risk management – what have we learned from the last two years?
  •  Some specific issues from the last 12 months

Charity trustees

  • Definition and summary of duties
  • Personal liability of trustees in a worsening financial landscape


  •  Recent guidance, including on health issues in the workforce
  •  Update on FPS

Employment Law in the Voluntary Sector

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


Tudor Park Marriott Hotel

Please note due to circumstances beyond our control we have had to move this course from the Mercure Maidstone Great Danes Hotel to the Tudor Park Marriott Hotel, Maidstone. If you have already booked a place you will be contacted shortly regarding the change of venue. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.



South East


£110+VAT. (click here for information on the Flexiticket discount scheme - fees as low as £60.00+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

£60.00 +VAT


Louise Dunford

LLM LLB Barrister