Liability for Debts / Club Members

13.15.8 Updated on:13 October 2021

Clubs and Debts

If a club has debts, the members of the club will be liable for payment of the debts. A member of a club is still liable if they are not a fully paid member. Only by resigning in writing will they exclude themselves from any future debt of the club.

A legal opinion was obtained from the Crown Officers with regard to the Public Health Workers’ Club which had debts of £20,000 and each member had to pay £20.

All resignations of any club should be made in writing. Clients should not allow membership to lapse as they may unwittingly become liable for debts they know nothing about.