Solicitor's Notes

Charities and voluntary bodies need to restructure for a variety of reasons: this article discusses the 'how' but we must start with the 'why'.

Authors: Keith Wallace

Officeholder personal liability

The personal exposure of officeholders in association, club or trust deed structures will vbe familiar to practicitioners. A recent illustration of this is monir v Wood [2018] EWHC 3525. An unincorporated association's chairman devolved management of the entity's Twitter account to a third party, who libelled an outside. The latter chose to sue, alone, the chairman, who was found eprsonally liable for the vicarious defamation and suffered a judgement of £40,000.

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