Charity litigation & dispute resolution

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An internal dispute may arise involving the charity’s trustees or members. Alternatively, a dispute may arise externally between the charity and a third party, supporter or beneficiary. If a dispute is not resolved, it can lead to a breakdown in the governance and day-to-day management of the charity.

Acting to resolve disputes is therefore part of a trustee’s duty. We understand that charities have to make decisions about legal action based on the finances involved and the risk of bad publicity as well as the merits of the case.

What is charity dispute litigation?

Charity dispute litigation refers to legal proceedings that arise when there is a disagreement or conflict between individuals or organisations involved in charitable activities. These disputes may involve issues such as mismanagement of funds, breach of trust, or violation of charitable laws and regulations.

David Foster

David Foster

Partner | Business dispute resolution, Dispute resolution

01483 464243

What dispute resolution legal services do we offer charities?

Internal relations

  • Employment issues
  • Trustee disputes
  • Fraud

External relations

  • Property disputes
  • Protection of your brand
  • Enforcement of legacies
  • Disputes in relation to legacies to charity for example; due execution, Inheritance Act claims, rectification
  • Disputes in relation to Will Trusts
  • Advice in relation to the Charity Commission’s powers
  • Mediation services
  • Judicial review of decisions of public and quasi-public bodies
  • Contract disputes and debt recovery

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For more information, get in touch with our expert team. We have offices in London, Richmond, Southampton, Lymington, Woking and Guildford.

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