Articles written By John Vaughan-Williams
At the time of writing John is a lawyer with a background in the not-for-profit sector, and has a specialised knowledge of the legal issues relating to charities and not-for-profit organisations. John has experience in advising charities and not-for-profits across a range of areas including:
- Tax endorsements and concessions;
- Fundraising licences;
- Governance and structural issues; and
- Agreements with external entities.
Asset Protection in a Commercial Environment
Recent activity in the not-for-profit sector has made it clear that many organisations are beginning to operate in a more commercial manner. With such changes occurring, not-for-profit organisations may wish to consider how to best protect their assets. Commercial ventures can, in some instances, create environments in which it is possible that customers or other third parties will sue, increasing the importance of asset-protection. Equally, the commercial activities run by not-for-profits can generate significant income, which is important to protect.