Governance

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Governance2019-06-24T13:52:23+00:00

Mercy Law Resource Centre CLG is registered as:

  • An Independent Law Centre with the Law Society of Ireland.
  • A Charity with the Revenue Commissioners (Chy No: 18698) and with the Charities Registration Authority (Charity Registration No: 20072254)
  • A Company Limited by Guarantee and not having share capital with the Company Registration office  (Co. Reg. No: 4710712).

MLRC is governed by a Board of Directors who meets with the Managing Solicitor and the Volunteer Administrator every six weeks or so. The Managing Solicitor presents a report to the Board on case work, policy work, compliance matters, employment matters and the future development of the Centre. The administrator presents the accounts and a report on the Befriending Service. The Chair of the Board meets frequently with the Managing Solicitor during the interval between Board meetings.

Previously MLRC was on the ‘Adoption Journey’ of the Governance Code, the voluntary code of practice for good governance of community, voluntary and charitable organisations. With the change to the new Charities Governance Code, MLRC is implementing and improving policies, systems and processes to ensure compliance with the new code by 2020. MLRC strives to achieve its charitable objectives with integrity and is managed in an effective, efficient, accountable and transparent way.

In 2013 MLRC signed up to the ICTR’s Guidelines of Principles of Fundraising. MLRC is fully committed to maintaining the standards contained within the Statement of Guiding Principles of Fundraising; to improve fundraising practice, promote high levels of accountability and transparency, and to provide clarity and assurances to donors and prospective donors.