Charity Law - Private Client Solicitors

Charity Law


We have worked extensively with individuals and trustees to establish and run charities. We pride ourselves on supporting clients with their philanthropic and charitable requirements.

We are experts in the laws surrounding all types of charities and can assist with the following:

  • Creation of bespoke charities for high net worth donors
  • Assist with the on-going administration of a charity
  • All compliance and regulatory advice in relation to UK registered charities
  • Liaising with the Charity Commission on behalf of trustees
  • Changing the structure and/or governance of a charity
  • Amalgamating or closing down charities

Recent case examples are as follows:

  • Establishing a multi-million pound private charitable trust for a philanthropic client to support benevolent charitable causes nationwide
  • Registering a charity with the Charity Commission for a client who was end of life and ensure that his estate saved a significant amount of tax
  • Changing the status of an already establish charity from a charitable trust to a charitable company ‘limited by guarantee’ to limit the liability of trustees, who were about to embark on a large refurbishment project
  • Representing trustees at the Charity Commission in relation to a conflict of interest challenge and disagreements amongst the members
  • Advising trustees about their governance obligations and ensuring that the charity is fully compliant with the requirements of the Charity Commission
  • Altering the constitutional documents of a charity