Services for charities

The firm has a substantial and well established background in charity work.

We give proactive and pragmatic advice to a broad range of international and private charities.

Business activities

We provide comprehensive advice and assistance for all business activities undertaken by charities on a daily basis.

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Charity personnel

Charities depend on the people who run them – whether as trustees or volunteers, or as paid personnel.  We provide a tailor made personnel service for our charity clients.

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We have extensive experience of all types of fund-raising activities from lotteries and competitions to village fetes and government sponsored disaster appeals.

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Constitution and administration

We advise the promoters of new charities on all aspects relating to their establishment, whether by way of incorporation, trust or membership association.

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Charity trustees must act prudently, yet they must also ensure that they achieve the maximum return for their charity. We guide you through the property maze.

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consistently strong performers, committed to understanding client needs; to describe the level of service as excellent is insufficient praise’. The ‘experienced and highly skilled’ Paul Almy heads the team, which advises a broad client base of charities. Dominik Opalinski is ‘accessible and relentless in achieving his objective’.

Legal 500 2015

We recognise the wide diversity of matters on which charities and their trustees seek advice.  The closely integrated nature of the firm ensures that the knowledge of the firm’s specialists in other disciplines is available to meet clients’ requirements.

We provide a comprehensive service covering all legal aspects for charities including their creation and regulation, business and property affairs, tax, fund raising, mergers and dissolution.  The firm has strong links with both the Charity Commission and the Privy Council.

We also act for numerous clubs, societies, institutions and not for profit organisations.

We are recommended for charity work in Legal 500 2015 and in Chambers 2015.

We are recommended in the Charity section of Chambers 2016 as “really client-focused, and take the time to understand clients”.