Charities & not-for-profit
We have expertise in all the issues charities face. We assess your specific needs and bring together lawyers from across the firm to overcome the particular challenges you face.
This will be a custom team. Whether you need specialists in mergers, governance, employment, disputes or property, we have the talent and expertise in-house to assist you.
We offer charities legal advice on registration and deregistration, refinancing, mergers, maintaining charitable status, problems with employees, and dealing with charity commission investigations. Our team are also experienced at dealing with accountants, land agents, wealth managers and other advisors.
As we represent numerous charitable foundations as well as charities with a national profile, we thoroughly understand the needs of not-for-profit organisations. Many of our team also do volunteer work, so we can see issues from both sides of the desk.
We will be there to support you, give clear advice, and answer any questions you have in a prompt, professional manner. We offer charities legal services that make life simpler, thus enabling you to concentrate on what you do best: providing key services and amenities
“They’re always very quick to respond, and the fees are competitive.”
“They’re excellent – very accommodating towards our charitable status and the problematic issues we face.”
Key partner Simon Leney is highly acclaimed for his expertise in handling matters for clients in the education sector. He advises on formation and governance.
Governance expert Simon Leney is praised for his knowledge of establishing and restructuring charities.
According to clients, this cross-departmental team “gives good, honest advice and is very good at estimating costs.”
Team head Peter Scott has “a wide range of knowledge and skills.”
A ‘very good’ team
"Cripps is notably strong in the education, social housing, religion and healthcare sectors, and also receives significant mandates from its arts, culture and heritage clients."
"Highly professional, diligent and knowledgeable"
"Commitment to the charities sector"
"Peter Scott analyses all sides of complex problems and provides very practical and commercial advice"