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Charity and Community Buildings: keeping on the right side of the law

14/05/2014 @ 10:00 - 13:00

This Masterclass will focus on how to avoid pitfalls when taking leases, occupying, managing and using buildings, and leaving your property. Keeping out of trouble is far easier than getting out of trouble! Fines or compensation payable to others can devastate an organisation’s finances. It is therefore necessary for an organisation to have strategies in place that allow them to anticipate potential problems and to manage these issues in a cost-effective manner. Where professional advice is needed, there will be far better results and there are likely to be significant savings in fees if there are personnel within the organisation who can deal with professionals in an appropriate way.

Who should attend: This course is designed for people currently managing a community building. It will also be of benefit to trustees whose role includes premises management, and to advisers and development workers who support building managers on these aspects.

This Masterclass will be taught by highly experienced solicitors who specialise in the law relating to charities and charity premises. They work in the Social and Business Team at Russell Cooke Solicitors.

This masterclass will be delivered by Russell Cooke.

To secure your place, please complete the application form and send it to Maria Gonzalez at by Wednesday 30th April.  Early application is advised!”

This course is free to Islington organisations, but we are afraid that we have to make a charge of £20 for organisations based outside Islington. Please note that we can offer discounts where a number of training sessions are booked at the same time. All three masterclasses can be booked for a combined fee of £50 if booked at the same time, by 6th May.

If meeting the fee for a course is a problem for your organisation, please contact Janet Keighley by email at VAI to discuss this, and she will try to help



10:00 - 13:00


Voluntary Action Islington
200a Pentonville road
London, N1 9JP United Kingdom
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