In its November update, the Charities commission reported that the High Court ruled in its favour in an application for contempt of court.
The Charities Commission issued Commission orders to trustees of a Charity. The trustees failed to comply and the Charity Commission made an application to the court for an order of contempt of court. The High Court issued the order.
It is always advisable for Trustees to co-operate with the Charities Commission than to ignore them.
In a different matter, the Tribunal upheld the Charity Commission decision to disqualify a pastor of the Rhema church London for having wrongly misused the church’s credit card and wrongly influencing members of the church and defying a court injunction.
At Tann Law Solicitors, we advise Charities especially independent churches about compliance with the Charity Commission and compliance in general. We can check your governance documents to see if they comply with the law and advise on the best ways to operate your church in the UK.
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