Charity Gavel

Charities

Our lawyers are all experts in their chosen specialisms, but you need your advisers to be able to look beyond the specific deal or project to understand your business sector. That is why our lawyers immerse themselves in specific industry sectors, making sure that they understand your business as well as they do their own.

The team advises clients of all issues relating to the formation, registration, structure, governance and management of charities.  We also advise on the stringent rules that charities must comply with when buying, selling and leasing property as well as advising on employing staff, merging with other charities, protecting intellectual property and dealing with disputes.

Our estate administration service is valued by charities without the resources to employ their own teams and our probate and trust team can advise on securing and protecting valuable legacy income.  We also advise trustees and directors on their roles and responsibilities and offer a company secretariat service for incorporated charities.  Charities formed as companies limited by guarantee often encounter particular problems with maintaining membership registers and corporate compliance generally and we are always on hand to keep them on the right track.