Legal advice for the Charities sector and not-for-profit organisations

We have a dedicated team working with Charities and not-for-profit organisations. It is a privilege to be able to support and advise our clients involved in the Charity Sector in so many ways. Our breadth of experience and depth of knowledge enables our clients to achieve their legal objectives in an effective and cost-efficient way.

We understand the challenges the Charity sector face

Our multi-disciplinary team, many of whom are top ranked by independent legal directories Chambers & Partners UK and The Legal 500, can advise and guide you at every stage in your organisation’s development; whether it’s early days of incorporation and you need advice with objects, trustees and registration, or you’re well established and looking to expand, restructure and develop governance. We’ll also provide advice and support with employment and property issues.

Uniquely, our renowned Contested Wills, Trusts & Inheritance specialists work with many charity clients to advise on disputes relating to Wills, estates and trusts. We also support our clients’ legacies team, advising on Wills and Trust matters.

Access to a collaborative network

We encourage collaboration between clients and are able to introduce them to each other where there is strong potential to work together. This is especially so where we may be able to put a grant making organisation in touch with another charity to help it deliver its objects.

Building long lasting client relationships is at the heart of what we do which is why we always go the extra mile, thinking ahead and coming up with pragmatic solutions to some of today’s most challenging issues.

As a corporate partner of the Institute of Legacy Management, our specialists have insight into how charities and not-for-profit organisations operate and build relationships with donors. Our focus is on building long-lasting client relationships, thinking ahead and coming up with pragmatic solutions to our charity clients’ most challenging issues.

Case Study: Support for a new charity

  • We provide ongoing advice to a charity which supports people with a rare and little understood medical condition which can be completely debilitating and affect every aspect of their lives.
  • Our initial role was to help the group to establish itself as a formal charity. Being registered with the Charity Commission was key to helping them build a network of support groups, undertake educational awareness-raising initiatives within the NHS and public promotional activities. Their work has led to a more timely diagnosis and treatment of people with the condition, better understanding and care for patients during hospital stays.
  • We have also recently advised the charity on the structure and implementation of new fundraising initiatives as well as partnership agreements with other charitable organisations.


Contact us now to find out how our lawyers can help to keep you and your business ahead of the curve.