Not-for-profit Law
Legal help for community organisations

Understanding Rules

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Your rules, or constitution, are key to a well-governed organisation.

Rules set out what you need to do to comply with the law. In this session you’ll learn about:

  • Clauses that most rules contain
  • Meaning of ‘quorum’, ‘proxy’ and ‘poll’
  • Topics that rules must cover
  • Changing rules legally, when and how
  • Model Rules and other rule templates

We’ll also give you top tips and additional resources to help you in the future.

Please bring along a copy of your organisation’s rules to this session.

Who should attend? Board/committee members and senior staff

Length 3 hours

Maximum number of participants 30

If you think your group will exceed 30 participants please contact us to discuss further

Facilitator One of our lawyers with expertise in charity and not-for-profit law and experience in providing training to community groups


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