Charity Trustee Duties

Date last reviewed

Thursday, October 14, 2021

Jessica Neville and Rachael Southern, from Bates Wells’ charity and social enterprise team, discuss the duties and responsibilities placed on the trustees of charities with Hannah Brearley from LawWorks.


The content of this video is accurate as at November 2021

Running time: 25 mins


Who should watch this?

You should watch this video if you are the trustee of a charity registered in England & Wales, or are thinking of becoming a charity trustee. 


What does the video cover?

  • What key legal duties charity trustees are subject to;
  • What these duties mean for charity trustees' actions;
  • Key terms such as public 'benefit', 'best interests', and 'reasonable care and skill';
  • Liability of charity trustees; and
  • Key Charity Commission Guidance.


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Date of publication

Thursday, December 2, 2021

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