Legal Models for Social Enterprise

Wednesday, 26 July 2017 | Cost: $440

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Grace Hotel
77 York St
Sydney NSW 2000

CLE points:        Four (4)

1.20 pm    Introduction from Chair
Chair:    Bronwen MORGAN, Professor, UNSW Law School

1.30pm
Topic 1: Social, cooperative and mission-led business: why legal form matters
Speaker: Nina BOEGER, Director, Centre for Law and Enterprise, University of Bristol Law School
•    The role and character of social, cooperative and mission-led business.
•    The relevance of legal structure in supporting the success of social, cooperative and mission-led business organisations.
•    Legal forms available to social, cooperative or 'mission-led' enterprises - and how to choose.
•    The development of tailored legal advice to support social, cooperative and mission-led enterprises.

2.15pm
Topic 2: Regulation and structuring of social enterprises in Australia
Speaker: Anna LYONS, Manager of Advice Victoria Justice Connect
•    Social innovation in a legal context: the regulatory framework in which Australian Social enterprises exist
•    Choosing a legal structure
o    For profit vs not-for-profit
o    Common legal structures
o    Obtaining tax concessions

2.55 pm    
Topic 3: Benefit Corporations
Speaker: Jessica ROTH, Founder and Director Social Impact Hub
•    What are benefit corporations
•    The rationale for the benefit corporation
•    The development of the benefit corporation in the United States
•    The need for legislative change in Australia

3.35 pm
Topic 4: Co-operatives, the Original Social Enterprise Model
Speaker: Ann APPS, Lecturer University of Newcastle Law School

  • The Co-operatives National Law - what does it mean for social enterprise?
  • Distributing or non-distributing co-operatives? – Things to consider.
  • Raising capital – new opportunities to innovate.
  • Registering a social enterprise as a co-operative – tips, tools and resources.

 
4.15 pm  Panel Discussion
Topic: The benefits of each Social Enterprise Structure and the legal implications of Social Enterprise
Panelists:
Nina BOEGER, Director, Centre for Law and Enterprise, University of Bristol Law School
Jessica ROTH, Founder and Director Social Impact Hub
Anne APPS, Lecturer University of Newcastle Law School  
Bronwen MORGAN, Professor, UNSW Law School

5:00pm - Close

Venue

Grace Hotel
77 York St
Sydney NSW 2000