; Liability

Liability for negligence depends on the legal structure of the organisation. The management committee of unincorporated associations or clubs may be held individually liable if found to be negligent. For incorporated organisations (e.g. Companies Limited by Guarantee), the primary liability will generally rest with the organisation itself. There are now a range of different organisational structures out there, so if you employ staff, run large events or are thinking about purchasing property you might want to consider if your governance structure is still the most appropriate.

Information Icon More information about governance structures can be found on the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisation's (SCVO) website.

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