Our Services

Charities & Social Enterprises

Overview

Anyone who has anything to do with running a charity quickly finds they have a separate and independent body of law with which they must comply and which affects nearly every transaction that they undertake.

The sector is overwhelmed by demands: regulation, changing legislation, fulfilling their charitable objectives, expectations of trustees, their employees, supporters and service users and all whilst conducting their charitable work under the watchful eye of the media and the general public.

What we can do for you

Our Charity team understands these demands. We use our cross-departmental expertise to advise charities of all sizes comprehensively throughout their lifetime.

Members of the team take the time to understand the nature of the client’s business and the pressures that it faces, including regular face to face meetings at your place of work, attendance at trustee meetings and AGMs.

Our experience

Lawyers in our firm act as trustees and governors. This hands on experience of the sector is at the heart of the practical advice on offer.

We have a long established reputation within the charity and social enterprise sector, with expertise in all aspects of charity law and in offering specialist advice. We act for a wide variety of charitable trusts, associations and companies, ranging from local to international.

The firm's experience of dealing with applications and negotiations with the Charity Commission is reflected in their appointment to the panel of Interim Managers.

We work with charities throughout their lifetime. Our areas of expertise include:

  • Creation of Charities and Social Enterprises
  • Structuring your Charity
  • Advice to Trustees and Governance
  • Fundraising and Income Generation
  • Growing your Charity
  • Charity Property
  • Managing your Charitable Work
  • Closing or Merging a Charity

And, if things go wrong during the lifetime of your charity:

  • Litigation and Dispute Resolution for Charities