Sectors

Charities and Communities

Tailored practical and technical legal advice enables trustees to securely operate charities and other not for profit organisations effectively.

Each charity is different – some have trustees or employees with relevant professional skills; others do not. We provide the level of support which the charity needs rather than adopting a one size fits all approach.

Charities are established to meet a very wide range of needs: poverty; ill-health, education; religion; amateur sports; community development; arts; science and heritage; need arising from youth, age or disability; environmental issues; racial harmony; equality and diversity; armed forces; police, fire and rescue and life-saving services; and animal welfare.

They are run by people who are passionate about meeting those needs. We work alongside charity trustees to help the charity fulfil its objectives as effectively as possible.

We have extensive experience in the sector and are able to provide a full range of legal services to charities.

Legal 500 recommendation: Our charities team is described as “courteous and knowledgeable” and “quietly goes about its business, letting their work do the talking, all while giving clients the confidence they need”.

We can help with:

Governance and regulation
Contested legacies
Legacy administration and management
Charity Giving / Legacy

Charity disputes
Commercial
Corporate
Commercial property
Employment

Download our Legacies service brochure here
Download our Setting up a new Charity guide here

05/05/2020

How communities can come together after coronavirus / Charity Law

The current coronavirus pandemic is a worrying time for everyone. However, when we are through this crisis and out the other side, we can hold on to the positives and continue working together to support and enrich our communities. A modern and popular way to do that is through Community Interest Companies (CICs),  which are…

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Key team member

Jenny Smith
Head of Charities and Communities

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Team

Katherine Ellis

Senior Associate Solicitor, Charities and Communities

Philip Chapman

Director, Corporate

Stewart Coles

Associate Director, Commercial Property

James Monk

Associate Director, Employment & HR Law

Jade Linton

HR Business Partner / Associate Director, Employment

Contact

Give us a call and we’ll get you to the right office and person to help you with your requirements.

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case study

Erlestoke Manor Fund – Full Steam Ahead

Erlestoke Manor Fund (“EMF”) was established in 1965 to rescue the locomotives Erlestoke Manor and Bradley Manor.  The legal structure of EMF meant that the trustees (and potentially the members) could be responsible personally for making payments.  We advised on changes to the legal structure to protect the trustees and members. David Kilner,  Secretary and…

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