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Thu, 09 Jun



Trustee Training: Emerging from the Pandemic

This free webinar, for charity trustees and senior leaders, will focus on issues and opportunities for charities as we ‘emerge’ from the pandemic.

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Trustee Training: Emerging from the Pandemic
Trustee Training: Emerging from the Pandemic

Time & Location

09 Jun 2022, 10:00 – 11:30 BST


About the Event

This free webinar, for trustees and senior leaders, will focus on issues and opportunities for charities as we ‘emerge’ from the pandemic. There will be short presentations from our panel of experts followed by an opportunity to ask questions on a range of topics such as employment matters, legacies, immigration, finance, governance and property.

Speakers and Session Content

Sean Honan, Senior HR Consultant in the Employment Team will cover:

  • Hybrid and flexible working
  • Employee wellbeing and mental health
  • How to retain the best staff

Tamsin Eastwood, Partner in the Corporate and Commercial Team will cover:

  • Survival so far but can it continue?
  • Is the charity still financially sustainable?
  • Strategic reasons to merge
  • When all other avenues are closed off, is final closure the only remaining option?

Chris Sharpe, Partner in the Commercial Property Team will cover:

  • Strategy re HQs – stay or go?
  • Landlord and tenant issues – dealing with rent arrears;
  • Managing your estate, including EPCs and conservation covenants; and
  • A mention of electronic signing

Julie Moktadir, Partner and Head of the Immigration Team will cover:

  • Obtaining a sponsor licence in order to sponsor workers from overseas where there are difficulties in recruitment within the UK
  • Conducting right to work checks where workers are often not coming into the office
  • Employing European nationals post-Brexit

Luke Watson, Partner in the Dispute Resolution and Litigation team will cover:

  • General trend of increase in charitable legacies;
  • Delays at Probate Registry during pandemic has caused a log jam in charities receiving their legacies and likely trend for next 6-12 months;
  • Anecdotal evidence of an increase in home-made wills which is likely to result in a greater number of will challenges;
  • Possible litigation regarding the legislation allowing wills to be witnessed via video link as a result of the pandemic;
  • Brief reminder of primary routes to challenging the validity of wills – high level summary only.

Clive Vergnaud, Senior Associate in the Charity & Social Enterprise Team will cover:

Regulator stances:

  • How charity regulators are responding
  • The Charities Act 2022
  • Post-pandemic governance
  • General governance
  • Opportunities for collaboration and merger

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