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Course Aims:

This podcast aims to consider the key aspects of litigation involving charities and to identify the difficulties of which charity trustees and their advisors should be aware. It will focus on five broad areas: the First Tier Tribunal (Charity), charity proceedings, trustee liability, costs and reputation.

After completing the course you will:
  • Know the 3 main functions of the First Tier Tribunal (Charity);
  • Know the main types of proceedings charities are likely to be involved in;
  • Understand the circumstances in which the issue of trustee liability is likely to arise;
  • Understand the importance of reputation in this context.
Beginner Difficulty: 1 of 5
Sources and References:
  • Charities Act 1993;
  • Charities Act 2006;
  • Tribunal Procedure (First-Tier Tribunal) (General Regulatory Chamber) Rules 2009 (SI 2009/1976);
  • Maidment v The Charity Commission for England and Wales (2009) UKFTT 377;
  • Dean Burne (2009) EWCH 1250 (Ch);
  • British Diabetic Association v Diabetic Society Ltd (1995) 4 All ER 812.

In this CPDcast Joshua Winfield from Radcliffe Chambers points out the problem areas which practitioners should be aware of when charities are involved in litigation.

podcast added 13/07/2010

Podcast last reviewed: 2012-05-28

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