Our expert charity solicitors have wide ranging experience in working with local and national organisations in the third sector.
Charities frequently need advice encompassing a range of areas of charity law, and may have specific obligations under charity or company law depending on the type of charitable organisation. Our experts are experienced in advising in a range of issues affecting charities, including:
- Claims affecting legacies
- Disputes concerning the administration of estates
- Administration of estates, including experience where the charity is acting as executor.
- Charity structure, governing documents and Charity Commission registration
- Dispute resolution
- Fundraising & grants
- Charitable trusts
- Trustees duties and responsibilities
We support a variety of carefully selected charities through Will schemes and corporate fundraising activities. Our charities team are part of the following organisations:
- The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners
- The Association of Contentious Trusts and Probate Specialists
- The Charity Law Association
- The Institute of Legacy Management
Examples of our charity law expertise:
- Instructed by a large national charity (acting as executor) to administer a £1million+ estate
- Administering an estate in which a large residuary gift of £1.6million was left to a local charity
- Recovered £100,000+ for five charities following two letters to an executor who was failing to administer an estate correctly
- Acting for national charities in defence of a spurious claim under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act, including recovery of costs
- Preparing the governing documents, ‘objects’ of charity and liaising with Charity Commission to register a charitable foundation
For more help and advice in relation to charity law, please view our related articles below which are written by our expert charity solicitors.