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Corporate & Commercial Law
Charities
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Cost:
  • FREE
Length:
30 minutes of audio
(+ optional 5 minute online quiz)
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Course Aims:

This CPDcast aims to provide the listener with an insight into the impact of the Companies Act 2006 on charitable companies.

Outcomes:
After completing the course you will:
  • Understand the change in director's duties brought about by the Companies Act 2006;
  • Understand how these changes relate to the trustee's duties;
  • Know who can be a trustee and the different ways in which a trustee can be removed;
  • Appreciate the forthcoming changes to a company's memorandum and articles of association;
  • Understand the different ways in which a charitable company can be structured, including the use of community interest companies and trading companies.
Level:
General Interest Difficulty: 2 of 5
Classification:
Legal Principles
Legislative Updates
Practical Guide
Sources and References:
  • Companies Act 2006;
  • Charities Act 2006;
  • Trustee Act 2000.

In this CPDcast, Francesca Quint from Radcliffe Chambers examines the impact of the Companies Act 2006 on incorporated charities. Francesca looks firstly at the changes to director's duties which are already in force, including the duty to avoid conflicts of interest and the duty to exercise independent judgment. She looks at how these changes interrelate with a trustee's duties and highlights key areas of interest for charitable companies.

Finally, Francesca analyses the changes which will come into force on 1st October 2009, including the removal of the requirement for a Company Secretary and the changing company models for charities.

Podcast added: 13/10/09

Podcast last reviewed: 2011-03-28

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