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 recognised charity by the Revenue Commissioners (CHY No. CHY6359).

We are governed by our Board of Directors, listed below. They provide guidance on the direction and development of the service. We are indebted to our Board of Directors who work on a voluntary basis and receive no remuneration whatsoever for their time.

CLM Limerick is governed by CLM’s Board of Directors but also has an Advisory Committee, composed of members of various community groups and other key stakeholders, to provide guidance on the strategic direction and development of the service.  The Advisory Committee 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

Community Directors:

  1. Declan Cahill
  2. Paul Rogers
  3. Gerry Donnelly, Chairman

Co-opted Directors:

  1. Gerard Durcan S.C., Vice Chairman
  2. John Dunne, Treasurer
  3. Catherine Ghent, Secretary
  4. Ronan Farren
  5. Diane Duggan
  • Governance Sub Committee: Gerry Durcan SC, Catherine Ghent
  • Finance & Audit Sub Committee: Declan Cahill, John Dunne
  • HR Sub Committee: Paul Rogers, Gerry Donnelly
  • Fundraising & Communications Sub Committee: Ronan Farren, Diane Duggan

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, has its accounts independently audited on an annual basis and is currently reviewing its financial procedures to ensure that its financial reporting is in line with the Statement of Recommended Practice for Financial Reporting by Charities (the SORP).

The Charities Regulator

CLM has completed its registration process with the Charities Regulator and has submitted its first annual report.

The Governance Code

CLM is committed to adopting the Governance Code for Community & Voluntary Organisations, a process which can take a typical organisation 1-2 years to complete. There is currently no statutory obligation on charities to adopt the Code, participation is voluntary. However, CLM have adopted the journey to compliance to ensure full accountability & transparency for the charity going into the future and is included in the listings on www.governancecode.ie.

The Statement of Guiding Principles for Fundraising

CLM adheres to the ICTR statement of guiding principles for fundraising and is included in the listings on www.ictr.ie