Charity Law

Charitable Incorporated Organisation

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Charitable Incorporated Organisation

Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) offers some of the benefits of incorporation.  

A CIO:-

  1. Is a corporate body – a legal entity in its own right.  The CIO therefore acts (for example incurring liabilities and owning assets) in its own right not through trustees.
  2. The CIO trustees can still be liable in similar circumstances to those where a Company Director faces personal liability – for example where they have acted recklessly, negligently or outside powers granted to them within the constitution of the CIO.
  3. A CIO exists only whilst it is listed on the central register of CIO’s.  The CIO will be removed if it no longer meets the test for charitable status.  The Charity Commission may direct the CIO to take specified steps to meet the charity test or in default to be wound up.

There are limits on what a CIO may do:

(a) A CIO may not convert to another legal form – for example a limited company

(b) A CIO may not seek its removal from the register of CIO’s – other than by dissolution

The CIO structure is likely to be suitable for small to medium size charities that want to restrict Trustees potential exposure to liability for contracts – for example, for contracts of employment.

The CIO does not have to comply with all of the obligations of The Companies Act but:

  • Must be registered with the Charity Commission
  • Must have a registered office
  • Must submit an Annual Return and Accounts to the Charity Commission
  • Must have a register of members and trustees
  • Must have a formal constitution
  • Must hold formal meetings at least once every 15 months

We can assist with advising and acting:

  • In the formation of CIO
  • Converting your existing charity to a CIO
  • Guiding and assisting you with the administrative obligations of managing a CIO
  • In the merger of two or more CIO’s

Employment Law- Fixed Fees

INITIAL FREE HALF HOUR APPOINTMENT

This includes:- Attending you for a preliminary appointment to see whether you have a case or can defend a case. Please note that this is for 30 minutes only and does not include advice in writing.


We are able to offer fixed fees to both claimants and respondents in relation to Employment Tribunal claims. Please contact us for specialist advice and further details.

Preliminary Advice

This includes:

Taking instructions (up to 1.5 hours)

Detailed advice letter

 

Fee £250

VAT @20%

TOTAL £300

Employment Tribunal Proceedings

Advising employee on an Acas Early Conciliation Notification (now an essential first step before lodging an employment claim)

 

Fee £200

VAT @20%

TOTAL £240

  

Preparation of a Claim Form ET1 on behalf of an employee

 

Fee £400

VAT @20%

TOTAL £480

  

Preparation of a Claimant's Schedule of Loss

 

Fee £200

VAT @20%

TOTAL £240

 

 Preparation of a Claimant's List of Documents

 

Fee £400

VAT @20%

TOTAL £480

 

Advising an employee in relation to a flexible working request

 

Fee £400

VAT @20%

TOTAL £480

 

 Preparation of contracts of employment and statutory terms and conditions

 

Fee £250 - £400

VAT @20%

TOTAL £300 - £480

  

Preparation of standard disciplinary and grievance procedures

 

Fee £400

VAT @20%

TOTAL £480

 

Drafting and preparation of Respondent’s Response ET3

 

Fee £400

VAT @20%

TOTAL £480

Preparation of Witness Statements

Fee £200 - £400

VAT @20%

TOTAL £240 - £480

Lucy Robinson

Chartered Legal Executive
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