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Charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act 2005

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49.After making inquiries, OSCR may (as described in relation to sections 28 to 31) take certain actions directly for a maximum period of 6 months. However, under section 34, following its inquiries OSCR may apply to the Court of Session for certain other or further actions to be taken. If it appears to the court that misconduct has occurred, to protect the property of the charity or to ensure that property is used for the charity’s purposes it may interdict the charity from taking prescribed actions, appoint a judicial factor to manage the charity’s affairs, appoint a trustee to a charitable trust, suspend or remove a trustee or manager of a charity, freeze its bank account and property. If it appears to the court that a body has been representing itself as a charity when it is not, it may interdict the body from this action, and also take similar actions that it may do against a charity.

50.Hence, if OSCR considers that action is required to be taken against a charity or body for longer than 6 months or to remove a trustee or appoint a factor, it must apply to the Court of Session.

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