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Delivering a clear and precise statement of the law and comprehensive practical guidance this book addresses the formation, administration, and financial management of unincorporated associations and the commonly occuring problems that arise.
As well as content on practical matters such as rules, committees, and registration of names, the book gives clear guidance on the classification of unincorporated associations and on distinguishing them from other forms of clubs.
It also addresses disciplinary action against members, as well as both tortious and contractual liability and civil court procedure, providing a complete source of reference for those involved in advising all types of unincorporated associations.
The appendices provide specimen sets of rules and procedure for disciplinary action giving practical guidance and equipping the reader with invaluable time saving tools.
Outside of England and Wales, European Union policy has had a significant impact on the law relating to unincorporated associations, limiting the freedom to contract which originally governed the formation of interlinked contracts within these groups.
The implementation of European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, along with related statues, has affected the right of membership to an unincorporated association and the manner in which a member may be disciplined for breach of rules.
The book provides unique guidance on these changes as well as the impact of those affected by the Woolf reforms on disputes concerning unincorporated associations.