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Association Bylaws

Associations can be either unincorporated or incorporated, depending on which legal from is chosen. Incorporated associations have to comply with company law whereas there are no regulations in English law relating to unincorporated associations.

Unincorporated associations can be set-up easily and details about the association are clearly defined in the association's bylaws. Bylaws set out the legal rules of the association as well as outline how the association should be organised and work. The bylaws are essentially the “constitution” of the association and therefore form the written basis of the organisation. Furthermore, they regulate the objectives and management of every association.

See also: Associations , Bylaws

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