Our Services

Charities and Social Enterprises


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.

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
  • Structuring your Charity
  • Advice to Charity Trustees and Governance
  • Fundraising and Income Generation
  • Growing your Charity
  • Charity Properties
  • Managing your Charitable Work
  • Closing or Merging a Charity
  • Litigation & Dispute Resolution for Charities
  • Interim Managers
  • Employment & HR for Charities
  • Intellectual Property and Branding
  • Data Protection, SAR and GDPR Compliance

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

  • Litigation and Dispute Resolution for Charities
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Barlow Robbins LLP is 'competing with market-leading London firms, all while delivering excellent value'.
Legal 500, 2019
The 'well resourced and technically able' team has a detailed knowledge of the subject matter, is easy to contact, and is good at liaising with trustees and working with staff."
Legal 500, 2017