Charities and non-profit
We are passionate about giving charities and non-profit organisations the legal, commercial and pragmatic advice you need to make a positive and lasting difference.
Our dedicated charities team can provide you and your trustees with advice on a wide range of matters including
- Charity formation and incorporation
- Mergers, acquisition and dissolution
- Trustees’ duties and training
- Liabilities and protection
- Constitutional reviews and restructuring
- Risk management
- Remuneration of trustees
- Governance, accounting and reporting practices
- Charity regulations and investigations
- Employment matters
- Ethical investments
Our clients include art, culture and heritage bodies, the education sector, faith organisations, housing associations and corporate charitable foundations.
We also advise high net worth individuals seeking advice on philanthropic activities either through donation to existing charities or setting up their own charities. We give advice on the tax implications as well as advising on the charity set up and structure, liaising with the Charity Commission to arrange registration.
Managing Associate +44 (0)20 7591 3321 firstname.lastname@example.org
Partner and Head of Private Wealth, Kent +44 (0)1892 506 337 email@example.com
Senior Associate +44 (0)1892 765 419 firstname.lastname@example.org
Consultant +44 (0)1892 506 292 email@example.com
Partner and Head of Corporate Advisory +44 (0)1892 506 179 firstname.lastname@example.org
Senior Associate +44 (0)1892 506 142 email@example.com
The sale and leaseback of parts of a school site between linked charities requiring Charity Commission approval, and subsequently reversing the transaction.
Advised two related charities on internal governance reviews and reorganisations and the ongoing management of their relationships with their non-charitable partners.
Acted for a large charity in a lease extension claim made by their leaseholder with a lease extension premium of over £1 million.
Advising the Moravian Union, a registered charity, on financial difficulties experienced by one of its boarding schools and its subsequent closure and administration.
Providing advice to a charitable trust on a variety of management issues relating to their real estate portfolio.
Advising charity client on varied governance matters including trustee responsibilities and governance, charitable objects and collaborative working
Supporting a charity client on a merger with another organisation.
Advising a charitable trust on a variety of construction issues on several projects forming part of an urban regeneration scheme which it funded.