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Constitutional and trust matters

Constitutional and trust matters

The proper interpretation of a charity’s constitution, or trusts, is of critical importance. Charity trustees need to be clear upon the contents of their governing documents in order to ensure that they do not commit a breach of trust.

A charity’s constitution will determine what activities it can pursue and in most cases a framework is established for administrative matters, such as the appointment and retirement of trustees, the holding of meetings, etc. The misinterpretation of a charity’s trusts can have serious and unexpected consequences.

Our Charity Law solicitors are highly experienced in interpreting and advising upon constitutional and trust matters, providing clear guidance upon the nature and extent and the proper exercise of trustee powers.

In addition, we have extensive experience in the exercise by charity trustees of the statutory powers contained in legislation such as the Charities Act 2011 and the Trustee Acts. Such statutory powers can provide solutions to a range of issues that charity trustees may be unaware of.

Charities Newsletter

Our team of Charity solicitors publish a quarterly newsletter covering the latest legal news and developments in the world of Charities and Social Enterprises. To find out more please visit the CSE News page in the Publications section.

Charity Blog

Our Charity Law Solicitors regularly write blogs on issues affecting the sector, click here to read our Charity Law blog.

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