Our Services

Managing your charitable work

Our Services

Once your charity is up and running, there will inevitably be issues which arise both within the internal workings of the charity and associated with the charitable work itself.

Again, the structures that we can help you put in place will assist in minimising the risk of such management issues but the lifetime of a charity can be unpredictable.

Our areas of expertise include:

Internal Relations
  • Advising charity trustees relating to compliance
  • Trustee disputes
  • Handling disciplinary and grievance procedures and dismissals
  • Handling and advising on employment tribunal cases
  • Drafting contracts of employment
  • Drafting policies and procedures for the internal workings of the charity
  • Remaining within your charitable objects
External Relations
  • Public benefit – are you compliant?
  • Passing off - is a third party trading off your established reputation?
  • Disputes with other charities
  • Charity shops
  • Dealing with permanent endowments and restricted funds
  • Employment of third parties
  • Working with other charities; partnerships and affiliates
  • Restricting income for the right purposes
  • Changing your charity’s name
  • Drafting commercial agreements
  • Preparing terms and conditions
  • Assisting and dealing with review visits, regulatory reports and enquiries
  • Dealing with complaints - protection of a charity's reputation
  • Acting as professional trustees for charitable trusts
  • Administration on behalf of charitable trusts
  • Supporting charities on a pro bono basis by conducting Will clinics
  • Advice to testators on leaving charities' legacies and associated tax planning

Gordon Reid: 01483 464224

Joanna Lada-Walicki: 01483 464216

Ben Collingwood: 01483 464204

Helen Harvie: 01483 464219