Independent review of charity regulation - solicitors and governance group meeting **REGISTRATION CLOSED**

Registration closed
26 April 2021 -
1:00pm to 2:00pm

The Independent Review Panel of Charity Regulation seeks the views of solicitors and governance advisors on how well the charities regulatory framework, which is administered by the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland, is working and what could work better.

The Charities Act (Northern Ireland) 2008 is being reviewed and your views are important to the Independent Review Panel ('the Panel').  The Panel invites you to attend a virtual community meeting to discuss charity regulation in Northern Ireland and to share your views on whether it could work better. This will include short presentations from the Independent Review Panel on the issues within the Review’s scope and we will seek your feedback through questions and answers and discussions.


This one-hour seminar aims to inform you about the Review’s objectives, and provides opportunity for the Panel to hear and understand your views of charity regulation. Receiving your feedback on what’s working and what’s not will be critical in informing the Panel’s recommendations to the Minister later this summer.


The Independent Panel comprises Professor Oonagh Breen, University College Dublin, Dr Lesley Carroll, Prisoners’ Ombudsman NI and Mr Noel Lavery, former Permanent Secretary, most recently at the Dept for the Economy in Northern Ireland.  You can learn more about the speakers and read the Review’s Terms of Reference here

This meeting will be chaired by Leona Roche, Bates Wells solicitors who is a member of the Charity Law Association.  

Who should attend

This online session is aimed at solicitors who work with charities and for members of the Developing Governance Group and will be focussing on regulatory issues pertinent to these key stakeholders.  Please complete the registration form below or if you cannot make it on this date, please feel free to register for one of our other forthcoming engagement meetings

Terms of use for participation

Please note that all online engagement meetings will be recorded and that a code of conduct is in place.  Please see the following Terms of Use for Participation in Charity Review Meetings for more information. 


Cancellation Policy

Please be aware that you may be charged if you don't attend an event you have registered for—even in the case of free to access events. Full details on NICVA cancellation policy