Our highly experienced group advises charities and other non-profit-making organisations on all legal and regulatory aspects applicable to them.

Group contact

Caroline Airey

Caroline Airey

Recent work carried out by the group includes:

  • making amendments to charity constitutions, updating and modernising rules and objects clauses;
  • advising unincorporated charities on incorporation as companies and charitable incorporated organisations (CIOs);
  • providing guidance to charity trustees on governance and compliance with the Companies and Charities Acts;
  • providing company secretarial services, completing and filing company and charity annual returns
  • setting up and advising a company intending to apply to its local council for designation as a neighbourhood forum;
  • advising on charity mergers;
  • advising on TUPE transfers;
  • assisting with the removal of trustees/directors;
  • providing advice on problem employees;
  • producing standard employment contracts and employee handbooks;
  • dealing with the assignment of leases and selling charity property; and
  • applying for trademarks, advising on the use of charity names and passing off and intellectual property infringement.