Charities need legal assistance in the same way as all businesses, but it makes a difference if that legal advice can come from experienced and knowledgeable lawyers who understand the charity sector and its unique differences and benefits.
Our charity lawyers have a strong track record and wealth of experience in assisting charities and not for profit organisations on a wide range of matters including governance, regulation, risk management, constitutional and operational maters.
We provide advice to charities and not for profit organisations ranging from small or newly formed organisations through to large organisations and national and international charities. We also have experience in advising a wide range of different structures, including companies, Charitable Incorporated Organisations (CIOs), Trusts, Royal Chartered bodies and organisations created by statute, Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies and Community Interest Companies.
We get to know our clients and their drivers and priorities and provide pragmatic and user-friendly advice tailored to their specific needs and requirements. We work with a cross disciplinary team of charity experts to provide our clients with the knowledge and comfort that the advice they receive is personalised and appropriate for their purposes.
Examples of some of the types of work we undertake are detailed below. If you have any queries relating to charities or not for profit organisations please do get in touch with a member of the team and we would be very happy to discuss how we can assist.
- Governance and regulation
- Charity formation and incorporations
- Charity risk management
- Trading and formation of and arrangements with trading subsidiaries
- Commercial arrangements, mergers and collaborations
- IT and Technology
- Charity Property
- Data protection
We are also experienced in delivering training to trustees and senior management teams. We can provide trustee induction and refresher training for new trustees and/or trustees who want a reminder of their key duties, as well as specific tailored training on a variety of topics for trustee boards and/or senior management teams.
If you have any training requirements please get in touch with a member of our team who would be happy to discuss your needs and how we can help.
Why choose Trethowans?
Our charity lawyers have the experience and knowledge to help you with your legal needs. Our wider charities practice means that we have charity experts in different teams which enables us to advise charities on a wide spectrum of legal matters with the knowledge and understanding of a charity’s specific legal needs. This includes additional statutory obligations imposed by the Charities Act and Charity Commission guidance and obligations. Examples of some of the other areas we can assist charities include:
- Agricultural and estate planning
- Charity legacies, administration and disputed legacies
- Charitable lending
- Contested probate
- Commercial Debt Recovery
- Disputes and commercial litigation
- Employment law
- Intellectual Property
- Health and Safety and Regulatory
- Restructuring and Insolvency
We have offices in Bournemouth, Poole, Salisbury, Southampton, Winchester and London. To get in touch with one of our specialist charity lawyers please give us a call or contact us using our enquiry form and we will be happy to help.