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Disputes within charities can be extremely difficult to resolve, especially when you run the risk of compromising the charity’s good works.
Disputes can arise between your charity’s trustees, members of staff; you must settle these grievances in order to preserve your funds and those who benefit from the charity itself.
Internal Disputes: An internal dispute within a charity, especially when concerning finances, can be especially detrimental to a charity’s reputation. As trustees of a charity, you are required to resolve a dispute first.
If the dispute is about the way your charity is run:
• If the matter is religious, you could consult a local religious leader.
• If the charity has one, approach the charity’s national or umbrella body.
• Finally, contact an organisation like the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service “ACAS” for advice.
• Seek Mediation from an impartial third party.
However, if you do need to take your dispute further to The Charity Commission, you must seek legal aid.
If you have evidence that all other avenues of resolution have failed, then the dispute can be taken higher. Stirling Ackroyd Legal will assist you if you wish to take regulatory action. We understand that situations like this can be high profile and can be intrinsically linked to the reputation of the charity. Therefore, Stirling Ackroyd Legal will support your claim to come to the best outcome for both you and the charity you represent.