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Complaints against the Charity Commission.

Postby Hairyloon » Sun Aug 10, 2014 11:52 pm

What can you do if you find the Charity Commission failing in their duties? As far as I have been able to find, the only complaints procedure is internal and you simply end up back dealing with the person you were complaining about... (a slight improvement on the Tribunal service where it seems that the person you are complaining about deals with the complaint).
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Re: Complaints against the Charity Commission.

Postby dls » Mon Aug 11, 2014 6:33 am

It does of course depend on the circumstances, but in appropriate circumstances they are subject to judicial review.

And see

http://www.charitycommission.gov.uk/how ... have-made/

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"Alternatively, if you are dissatisfied with a decision we have made, you may be able to apply to the First-tier Tribunal (Charity)."
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Re: Complaints against the Charity Commission.

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Re: Complaints against the Charity Commission.

Postby Hairyloon » Mon Aug 11, 2014 9:39 am

dls wrote:It does of course depend on the circumstances, but in appropriate circumstances they are subject to judicial review.

That tends to be expensive doesn't it?
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http://www.charitycommission.gov.uk/how ... have-made/

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"Alternatively, if you are dissatisfied with a decision we have made, you may be able to apply to the First-tier Tribunal (Charity)."

Thanks, looks promising.
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Re: Complaints against the Charity Commission.

Postby atticus » Mon Aug 11, 2014 9:42 am

JUdicial Review is expensive. There is also costs risk. It is not to be undertaken lightly.
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Re: Complaints against the Charity Commission.

Postby Hairyloon » Mon Aug 11, 2014 9:51 am

atticus wrote:JUdicial Review is expensive. There is also costs risk. It is not to be undertaken lightly.

I think they are outside of the time limit on that anyway, but in case of next time, does the other side not pay usually pay costs if they lose? Or do they only pay a fraction of it.
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Re: Complaints against the Charity Commission.

Postby dls » Mon Aug 11, 2014 10:52 am

If you lose a JR,assume you pay the costs. The CC will also employ expensive solicitors.
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Re: Complaints against the Charity Commission.

Postby atticus » Mon Aug 11, 2014 10:54 am

In the light of his latest shift of the goalposts, the better answer to Hairy's question may therefore be: Judicial Review may be appropriate, but take care not to miss the very strict time limits.
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Re: Complaints against the Charity Commission.

Postby Hairyloon » Mon Aug 11, 2014 12:01 pm

atticus wrote:In the light of his latest shift of the goalposts...

Oh go on with you. It is more like moving the butts in archery, when you are too easily hitting the gold.
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Re: Complaints against the Charity Commission.

Postby atticus » Mon Aug 11, 2014 12:15 pm

When the situation is one in which the other side may pay your costs if they lose, it is usually also true that you may pay the other side's costs if you lose.

Larger organisations may have the greater financial strength to take that risk than private individuals or small businesses.
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