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.

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:

  • Setting up and running charities
    • Structuring your charity
    • Managing your charitable work
    • Intellectual property and branding
    • Growing your charity
    • Fundraising & income generation 
  • Advice to charity trustees & governance
  • Charity properties
  • Closing or merging a charity
  • Litigation & dispute resolution for charities
  • Interim managers
  • Faith based organisations

Get in touch with the team at one of our offices in Southampton, London, Richmond, Woking, Guildford or Lymington for expert advice.

Legal 500, 2021 These guys are fun to work with. They give excellent, clear, thorough advice. Just who you need in a crisis (which, let’s face it, is mostly when you call a lawyer). They guide you rather than just present the options. Highly responsive and professional. Seems a good balance of big enough to have specialist capability, small enough to offer personal and really good service.
Legal 500, 2021 The team has considerable expertise in advising charities, in particular in educational sector. They are unusual in being able to advise on the intersection between charity governance and other issues including employment and safeguarding and so we are confident that they understand the context in which we are operating.

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