Good Governance within Not For Profits
Good Governance, Great Mission
Good governance is key to achieving your organisation's vision. Governance covers membership issues, governing body matters and legal compliance.
Our team can provide board training, draft board charters, and review your governance arrangements. We can also assist with members’ meetings.
Our lawyers can help you navigate conflict of interest and conflict of duty situations which can often arise in related-party situations. We can also help with the practicalities of Board meetings and minutes, and access to documents.
Please note: we have used the term "Board" but this also applies to Committees of Management or any other term that your organisation's governing body is known as.
Dealing with Disputes
During the running of a Not for Profit organisation, disputes may arise. If you need legal advice about a dispute, call us today.
We can help you with:
- Membership disputes
- Directorship disputes
- Governing body conflicts of interest or duty issues
- Appointment or Removal of a Director
- Breach of trust or governing rules concerns
- Stakeholder management
- Factorial splits within an organisation
We understand that disputes within Not for Profit organisations are different to ordinary commercial disputes, and we have extensive experience in this area.
From time to time, a Not for Profit organisation may come under investigation from a governing authority. We can help you with:
- ACNC investigations
- Government funding body investigations
- Responding to Australian Taxation Office queries
If you need legal advice about a regulatory investigation, call us today on (03) 9629 9629.
Not for Profit Topics
We are delighted to announce that Adren Choon and Reshma Farrer have been admitted to practice as solicitors at the Supreme Court of Victoria. Lewis Holdway Principals, Natalie Fielding, Paul Holdway and John Wardlaw, said it was exciting for the firm to witness and facilitate the development of Adren and Reshma after both completing combined Bachelor…Read More
Disputes over governance and control within Not-for-Profit organisations can happen. We can help you take good steps to resolve the dispute effectively, and avoid actions that will harm the prospects of obtaining a successful end-outcome. In our experience, here are some examples of things that can help to resolve a dispute effectively: 1. Have a…Read More