How can a charity remove a name from their bank account…?

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Financial Governance Legal Management

Meet our Expert Ben Clossick Thomson – Barrister Ben is a barrister specialising in intellectual property and commercial litigation at Arnold & Porter.  In addition to advising on copyright, trade mark, design, patents and breach of confidence matters, Ben regularly assists charities in resolving legal disputes.       “How can a charity remove a … Continued

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What is the final word on the benefits of a CIO?

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Governance Legal

Meet our Expert Lucy Johnson-Cameron – Associate at Arnold & Porter (UK) LLP Lucy is a solicitor specialising in corporate transactions at Arnold & Porter. Lucy advises clients on a wide range of transactions including public and private M&A, capital markets, venture capital investments and corporate restructurings.       “I am setting up a charity, and am … Continued

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Can we change our year end date?

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Financial Governance

Meet our Expert Andy Rich – Partner, HW Fisher Andy Rich heads up the HW Fisher’s not-for-profit group, specialising on the charity side, acting for an array of voluntary organisations. He has a comprehensive understanding of the wide range of issues concerned around charity accounts. Additionally, Andy also has a significant portfolio of commercial clients operating in … Continued

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Do all committee members have the same authority in a vote?

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Governance Trustee

Meet our Expert Leon Ward – Trustee of Plan UK, Ambassador for Young Charity Trustees Leon Ward is a 22-year-old law graduate. He is currently a Trustee of Plan UK and a delegate to Plan International’s global governing assembly. His experience includes work with government, charities and international organisations. He is an Ambassador for ‘Young Charity Trustees’ … Continued

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How would you recommend someone like me finds a stronger voice?

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Governance Trustee

Meet our Expert Leon Ward – Trustee of Plan UK, Ambassador for Young Charity Trustees Leon Ward is a 22-year-old law graduate. He is currently a Trustee of Plan UK and a delegate to Plan International’s global governing assembly. His experience includes work with government, charities and international organisations. He is an Ambassador for ‘Young Charity Trustees’ … Continued

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Can you provide information on the steps to take when preparing year end accounts?

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Financial Governance

Meet our Expert Nigel Scott – Principal Lecturer, London South Bank University Nigel Scott has worked in the not-for-profit sector for 23 years, first as a Director of Finance but for the last 8 years he has been Course Director of London South Bank University’s specialist postgraduate Courses in Civil Society Management, both Financial and … Continued

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Running my first trustee meeting- what do I need to include?

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Governance Trustee

Meet our Expert Leon Ward – Trustee of Plan UK, Ambassador for Young Charity Trustees Leon Ward is a 22-year-old law graduate. He is currently a Trustee of Plan UK and a delegate to Plan International’s global governing assembly. His experience includes work with government, charities and international organisations. He is an Ambassador for ‘Young Charity Trustees’ … Continued

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How should we go about converting our charity’s status to become a new CIO?

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Governance Legal

Meet our Expert Reema Mathur – Associate, Charity & Social Enterprise Team Stone King LLP Reema is an associate in the Charity and Education team, acting for a wide variety of charity and not-for-profit clients. In her spare time, Reema is trustee of a charity that supports women and their children experiencing domestic violence. She … Continued

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Is it acceptable to take this discount as it is a conflict of interest?

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Governance Trustee

Meet our Expert Jonathan Burchfield – Partner, Stone King LLP Jonathan advises charities on all aspects of charity law and practice, and on their corporate governance. He is a regular speaker and writer on charity law matters. He was ranked as one of the top 5 Leading Lawyers amongst Charity & Philanthropy advisers by Citywealth … Continued

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How can you measure and articulate your “social value”?

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Governance Reporting

Meet our Expert Jonathan Schiffres – Consultant, nef Consulting  Jonathan is a consultant with a focus on using nef tools to evaluate community development work, and regeneration projects in the built environment. He is an accredited practitioner of social return on investment (SROI) and is part of the nef consulting delivery team for SROI training. He has … Continued

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