We Make it Possible for you to fulfil your charitable objectives

How we make it possible within the Charities & Not for Profit Sector

We are proud of our association with a wide range of charities and not for profit organisations.

We recognise that charities, social enterprises and voluntary organisations exist to help others to provide a platform for community matters, improving lives and communities, as well as making a significant contribution to economic growth and better services.

The work by our charities and not for profit solicitors within this sector has allowed us to develop the necessary expertise to be able provide our clients with pragmatic solutions tailored to their specific needs and requirements.

We recognise that those who operate in this sector face ever-increasing demands as a result of changing legislation, regulation and general administration and require sound commercial advice with a realistic cost structure – we are committed to making this possible through our extensive work with charity law.

At Harrison Drury, we are able to use our cross-departmental expertise to deliver practical and cost-effective solutions to the wide-ranging charity law issues faced by our clients. The types of matters we regularly assist our clients with include:

  • Formation and restructure of organisational and legal structures, such as companies, trusts, industrial and provident societies. This includes issues surrounding mergers and acquisitions, disposals and amalgamations
  • Charity Commission registrations and advice on constitutional and governance matters including trustee and directors’ duties, powers, liabilities, appointments and resignations
  • Employment law issues
  • Obligations and liability in terms of regulatory and statutory matters such as the Companies Act, Charities Act and Charity Commission compliance
  • Reducing and eliminating risk of litigation and personal liability for trustees and directors
  • Philanthropy, legacies, gifts and creation of trusts
  • Funding and operations
  • Property and construction and matters relating to the Official Custodian, ensuring statutory compliance of the additional obligations placed on charities in this respect.