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Challenges For Trustees of Charities in a New Regulatory Age

Carmichael Centre
12:00PM - 1:00PM

The aim of the seminar is to equip participants with a clear understanding and knowledge of the role, duties and obligations on members, directors and trustees of charity companies or trusts. The demands that a new regulatory environment places on their role is significant. They are the gate keepers of a charity and protectors of its ethos. They play a pivotal role in the strategy and ultimate success a charity will enjoy. Public, trust and confidence are the new watchwords that charities will be held to account on.

The seminar addresses the relationship between members, directors and trustees and the regulatory framework which underpins a sector which makes an invaluable contribution to Society. It will equip participants with an ability to understand in greater detail what is expected from them in their roles. 


Cormac Ó Ceallaigh
Cormac Ó Ceallaigh & Co. Solicitors

Cormac Ó Ceallaigh is the principal of Cormac Ó Ceallaigh & Co. Solicitors, a general law practice but with a specific focus on charity law, and advising charities/not for profits. He has 20 years' experience in this area and has acted in the setting up of Irish based charities and international charities that have established operations in Ireland. He has served on the board of various charities and is the former chairperson of CBM Ireland, an NGO involved in international development. He has dealt with charities from the legal set up stage, to mergers, change of legal structure, winding up of trusts, and advice following the establishment of the Charity Regulatory Authority and the new changes it has brought in.

He lectures at the Law Society of Ireland on their certificate in Charity Law, Trusteeship and Governance programme.

Target Audience: 
Members, Directors and Trustees of Charity Companies or Trusts.

Participants will gain a better understanding of:

  • Roles and functions of members, directors and trustees.
  • The critical importance of a proper induction process.
  • Statutory duties of directors and roles and duties of trustees.
  • The importance of protecting and maintaining the ethos of a charity.
  • Common short coming with members, directors and trustees.
  • The new age of regulation.

Carmichael Centre Resident Members FREE.

All others €10

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