Charities Act 2009
Acting under directions of person not qualified to be charity trustee.
57.— (1) A charity trustee or a member of staff of a charitable organisation who complies with a direction of a person who—
(a) is not qualified to hold the position of charity trustee of that organisation by virtue of section 55, and
(b) purported to give the direction as a charity trustee of the organisation,
shall be guilty of an offence if, at the time of his or her so complying, he or she knew or had reasonable grounds for knowing that the person who gave the direction was not qualified to hold the position of charity trustee of that organisation.
(2) Where a person is convicted of an offence under this section he or she shall cease to be qualified for the position of charity trustee of a charitable organisation, and if, immediately before the date of his or her conviction, he or she held the position of charity trustee of a charitable organisation he or she shall cease to hold that position.