Which Charitable Vehicle to Use

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Course Overview

Many smaller charities are fairly informal, but if they start trading or entering into contracts, or seeking public donations, then any number of potential liabilities can arise. Charity trustees also need to avoid personal liability so it is imperative that they choose the right sort of vehicle. This course will provide a straightforward analysis of which charitable vehicle is best and will examine the advantages and disadvantages of the following charity vehicles:

  • Trust
  • Unincorporated association
  • Limited company
  • CIO

Experienced lecturer Richard Quenby will outline the factors to consider when advising clients which charitable vehicle they should use; these include whether the charity is funded by subscriptions, public donations, grants, or trading.

What are the requirements?

  • Watch 1 hour recorded webinar
  • This course provides one CPD point

Learning Outcomes

  • On completion of this course you will:

    • Be familiar with the characteristics of the common forms of charitable vehicles available.
    • Be aware of the advantages and disadvantages of each option and be able to advise the client accordingly
    • Understand the role of each vehicles’ respective members e.g. trustees, committee members and company directors

What is the target audience?

  • Practitioners



About Instructor - Richard Quenby

Richard was called to the Bar in 1985. For the next thirteen years he practised at the Chancery Bar in Manchester, where he specialised in landlord and tenant, commercial property and insolvency work.

Richard now works as a freelance writer, tutor and lecturer. His published articles have appeared in Estates Gazette, Property Week, Legal Week and The Lawyer. He is also the co-author of Flat Schemes in Residential and Mixed Use Developments, published by Bloomsbury Publishing.

Course Curriculum

Recorded Webinars

  • Webinar


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