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.

Board Matters

We can advise on board composition, replacement, removal and eligibility.Not for Profit Good Governance

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.

Regulatory investigations

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.

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Talk to our Not For Profit Law Team Now

Lewis Holdway Lawyers

+613 9629 9629

Fax: +613 9629 9630

Level 2, 91 William Street, Melbourne, 3000

P.O. Box 138, Collins Street West, Victoria 8007

DX Mail: DX 650 Melbourne

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