Governance

Our Structure

Community Law & Mediation (CLM) is an Independent Law Centre, as regulated by the Law Society of Ireland, a company limited by guarantee (Company Reg. No. 69771) and a charity recognised by the Revenue Commissioners (CHY No. CHY6359).

CLM are governed by a board of voluntary directors, listed below. The Board provides guidance on the direction and development of the Service.

CLM Limerick and CLM's Mediation Service in Wicklow are governed by CLM’s Board of Directors but also have their own Advisory Committees, composed of members of various community groups and other key stakeholders, to provide guidance on the development of the services.  The Advisory Committees also work on a voluntary basis and do not receive any remuneration for their time.

Our annual reports and accounts can be viewed here.

CLM Board of Directors

  1. Gerry Donnelly, Chairman
  2. Gerard Durcan S.C., Vice Chairman
  3. John Dunne, Treasurer
  4. Catherine Ghent, Secretary
  5. Declan Cahill
  6. Paul Rogers
  7. Ronan Farren
  8. Diane Duggan
  9. Debby Maguire
  • Risk & Audit Sub Committee: Declan Cahill, John Dunne
  • Finance & Admin Sub Committee: Paul Rogers, Gerry Donnelly

Legal Quality Standard

CLM have been proudly awarded the Legal Quality Standard (Q6000) and seek to renew this award every second year.  This is awarded to firms that abide by exceptional levels of client, practice and risk management procedures.

Financial Reporting

CLM submits full financial reports to its Board of Directors every six weeks. CLM has its accounts independently audited on an annual basis.  Our financial policies and procedures are reviewed annually and CLM is planning on working towards complying the Statement of Recommended Practice for Financial Reporting by Charities (the SORP).

The Charities Regulator

CLM submits its accounts and annual report annually to the Charities Regulator.

The Governance Code

CLM has adopted the journey to compliance with the Governance Code for Community & Voluntary Organisations to ensure full accountability & transparency for the charity going into the future and is included in the listings on www.governancecode.ie.  We expect to complete the journey by the end of 2019.

The Statement of Guiding Principles for Fundraising

CLM adheres to the ICTR statement of guiding principles for fundraising