Charities and litigation: a guide for trustees (CC38)

This guidance explains what charity trustees need to know when thinking about taking or defending legal action generally.


This guidance explains if the commission needs to be involved and it applies to all types of legal action that a charity might have to take or defend but not to criminal cases or challenges to decisions by the commission.

It is relevant to all charities whether they are CIOs, companies, trusts, membership bodies or have another structure. It applies to both registered and unregistered charities.