Confidential contracts review scheme for charities extended due to demand

23rd February 2016

Yorkshire charities have until March 31 to sign up to a 'Contracts in Confidence' review scheme that ensures their agreements are robust and fit for purpose.

After launching the initiative to run for 12 weeks, hlw Keeble Hawson - one of the region's largest law firms which is highly experienced in working with charities - has extended it following the high level of interest from charities. The scheme involves lawyers reviewing in total confidence agreements which, if flawed, can have financial repercussions for the charities concerned. They include commercial property leases, employment contracts, supplier agreements, intellectual property rights, privacy policies and statutory records. Each organisation is invited to submit one contract for review for a nominal fee of £50. Michele Todd, partner at hlw Keeble Hawson, explained: -With the spotlight remaining on charities, the importance of strong corporate governance has never been greater and the need for this service soon became apparent - which is why we extended it to help even more organisations. -From leasing office space to service provision, contracts are an essential part of every charity's day-to-day running. Many charities require help to understand their complexities - along with the potential reputational damage if they are not 100 per cent watertight.

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