We are recommended as a “well-rounded practice” in the Legal 500 for our work with charities. Charities law is developing fast and it is becoming more important than ever to obtain sound and up-to-date legal advice. Our Charities group works across a range of disciplines to produce full-service advice tailored to meet the needs of the particular circumstances. Whether yours is an existing charitable organisation and you need advice in dealing with the Charity Commission or whether you are starting out and need guidance through the most efficient structures and methods of administration, we can assist. We also advise on governance for charities and the mergers, amalgamations and incorporation of charitable entities.
We advise clients on commercial issues and agreements, tax implications for charities, fundraising and investment, employment law, intellectual property issues and resolving complex disputes. We also advise charity trustees on their obligations and responsibilities. Special rules apply when a charity wishes to buy, sell or mortgage land and, working with our Property team, we can advise on all stages of such transactions.