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Charity Trustees’ Duties – an essential guide to legal duties and responsib...

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134 Renfrew Street

3rd Floor, Fleming House

Glasgow

G3 6ST

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The charity sector in Scotland encompasses over 24,000 organisations, each controlled and managed by a Board of Directors or Trustees or a Management Committee. Those people are charity trustees, responsible for the governance and strategy of their charity. Being appointed as a charity trustee can be a rewarding experience, both for the individual involved and the organisations being governed. It is important however that anyone taking up such a position, or already acting in such a capacity, is very clear about the duties and responsibilities that Scots Law places upon them and the role of the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR). This seminar will provide essential training and guidance to anybody already acting as a charity trustee or considering such an appointment.

CPD 3 hours

Registration and Coffee at 9:30am

PEAT Outcome - Relevant legal knowledge

OBJECTIVES

To identify the legal duties and responsibilities placed upon trustees in Scotland under the Charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act 2005; to identify where and how failures in trustee duties can occur; to identify the investigation and enforcement powers of OSCR.

PARTICIPANTS

This seminar is aimed at those working in the voluntary and charitable sector in Scotland particularly anyone sitting as a Director, a Management Committee Member or a Trustee of a charitable organisation; legal professionals and trainees.

SPEAKER

Marion Davis is a Senior Associate with BTO Solicitors LLP, Glasgow, and is accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a specialist in Charity Law. Marion works with a wide range of charities, both large and small, advising primarily on governance, policy and contract issues and she has worked in the past on secondment with OSCR. Her governance work has included advising on constitutions, key governance documents such as codes of conduct for trustees and staff, and regulatory intervention. She has also advised many charities on work that is, or should be, carried out by trading subsidiaries and relationships between charities and other organisations. The charities she works with include Trusts, companies, Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisations (SCIOs), registered societies, unincorporated associations and charities constituted by Act of Parliament.

PROGRAMME

9.30-10.00 Registration and Coffee

10.00-11.15 Duties and Responsibilities of a Charity Trustee. This section will consider the principles and provisions of the Charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act 2005 with particular reference to the duties imposed on Trustees. How trustees can put these duties into practice will be illustrated through some case studies.

11.15-11.30 Tea/Coffee

11.30-12.30 The Role of OSCR. In this section, we will discuss the role of OSCR with particular reference to OSCR’s objectives, functions and powers of investigation and intervention. Again, case studies will be used to demonstrate OSCR’s role and how trustees can work with OSCR.

12.30-1.00 Conclusion and Discussion

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