Charity & not-for-profit

For organisations operating in the ‘third sector’ compliance with charity law is vital.

Our specialists will help you understand and meet your organisation’s responsibilities.

Our specialists will help you understand and meet your organisation’s responsibilities.

We understand the need for your organisation to be transparent and compliant. Non-compliance with legislation governing your organisation, which may include charity law, can have serious consequences for your organisation.

We understand the challenges you face because our Charity & Not-for-Profit team has worked with national and local charities, voluntary organisations and professional institutes for many years.

Key to providing excellent technical advice is developing real understanding of your organisation. This is something we are pleased to invest time in. As a result, we can help you achieve your aims.

Our team works with many household names in the charitable sector.

We deliver training, both at public events and in-house for clients and prospective clients. Our training helps trustees and employees understand their responsibilities and liabilities as well as providing information and advice on best practice.

Access focused and practical advice from a team that is technically strong, accessible and easy to work with on:

  • Your structure, re-organisations and the relationships between HQ and branch networks
  • Subsidiary trading companies
  • Mergers, partnerships and joint venture projects
  • Borrowing and investments
  • Changes to constitutional documents
  • Incorporation and establishment of new charitable entities
  • Employment and employee benefits law
  • Data protection
  • Your property portfolio
  • School Academy conversions and advice on continuing operations
  • Prosecutions – we prosecute cases for a number of well-known animal charities
  • Commercial agreements and projects for goods and services received

The Legal 500 commends us for our Charities sector advice:


The team recently advised a leading name in the UK charity sector, which has a large workforce across the country, on changes to its negotiated pay structure.” (2018)

… a particularly strong presence among independent schools operating as charities.” (2018)



David Woods

David Woods is our charity team lead, and an expert on corporate and commercial matters. David’s many charity law highlights include incorporating new charitable entities, advising on charity mergers and restructures and advising on charity constitutional changes. Please contact him with any initial enquires:

+44 (0)1733 887793

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