Challenging dispute situations in charities, charity and non profit law 2023

Charities increasingly embroiled in complex cultural disputes, report lawyers - Civil Society

Carla Whalen, Partner in the Russell-Cooke Solicitors, charity law and not for profit team,
Carla Whalen
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"I’ve recently come across some really challenging dispute situations in charities. Sometimes these have involved multiple members of staff and trustees, which puts a strain on everyone including people in the workplace who aren’t directly involved, and tend to be more complex to deal with than complaints made by one person against another individual”...“They require a much wider and deeper review of the relationships, power dynamics and values at play in an organisation. All of this takes a significant investment of time and money and the process can feel very stressful and unsettling.”
Carla Whalen • Partner

Charity lawyers have warned that complex disputes between staff members at charities are becoming increasingly common.  Speaking with Civil Society, partner Carla Whalen discusses how the types of disputes she advises clients have changed in the past few years.

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Carla is a partner in the charity and non-profit team. Carla combines expertise in employment law and data protection with experience and understanding of the not-for-profit sector. She supports a range of charities including those working in the arts, education, environment, homelessness, health, social care and international development sectors, as well as professional membership bodies.

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