Applications Open for the Law Society’s Certificate in Charity Law  

Posted on 17 Jan 2020

Those reading this are no doubt well aware of the changing legal landscape for charities in Ireland. In recent years, the establishment of the Charities Regulator, increasing regulatory and funding requirements – including the introduction in late 2018 of the Regulator’s Charities Governance Code – and developments in terms of funding and competitive tendering have all posed challenges to charities and voluntary organisations of all sizes.

 Knowing and understanding the law around charity and voluntary work is essential to good management structures and to ensuring that your organisation continues to thrive while at the same time remaining compliant with the regulations.

 That is why the Law Society of Ireland’s Diploma Centre, in collaboration with The Wheel, is offering its Certificate in Charity Law, Trusteeship and Practice this 28 February 2020. This course, which has a very practical emphasis, will equip participants with the necessary knowledge and skills to maintain integrity and uphold standards.

 Topics covered include:

  • Establishing a charity: legal structures & registration requirements;
  •  Governance codes & regulatory requirements;
  • Managing risk;
  • Managing finances; 
  • Board responsibilities;
  • Fundraising codes & procurement;
  • Employment law, HR and volunteer policies;
  • Keeping on top of data protection issues.

 The Certificate in Charity Law, Trusteeship and Practice is especially suitable for charity CEOs, board members, managers, lawyers and other individuals working with and within the charity sector.

 Members of The Wheel receive a 10% discount on course fees.

 To apply online or for more information, click here. Alternatively, you can email Course Leader Suzanne Crilly, Solicitor, at to find out more.