This session will consider the variety of structures available to the diverse voluntary sector and how different structures can be appropriate depending on an organisation’s business model. The following topics will be covered:
- Charitable status or not (pros and cons)
- Other options aside from charitable status (not for profit, social enterprise, community interest company, community amateur sports club)
- Different legal structures and their features, including: Unincorporated associations, Trusts, Charitable incorporated organisations, Companies, Others;
- Governance models, including association vs foundation models
Opportunity for questions and discussion
This session will be presented by Russell-Cooke Solicitors. Russell-Cooke is a ‘top 100’ law firm with around 200 highly regarded lawyers across a wide range of practice areas. Gareth is a charity law specialist working in Russell-Cooke’s dedicated Charity and Social Business Team. Gareth has been at Russell-Cooke for over 5 years and specialises in advising charities and not-for-profits on governance and commercial matters. He advises a wide range of organisations from large national charities such as the British Heart Foundation and The Salvation Army to very small local organisations.