Charity

Our team of charity solicitors have extensive experience and expertise in providing charities with legal advice. We are experienced in all areas of charity law and have a strong focus on contentious probate, regulatory compliance, trading, and commercial activities.

We provide pragmatic and commercially focused legal support on behalf of trustees and senior management teams. Our focus is on being able to guide charities on how to run a thriving organisation that can deliver the best results for their beneficiaries.  

We offer peace of mind to charities that make a huge difference to communities both locally and nationally.

The law, which relates to charities, philanthropy, and not-for-profit enterprises, is specialised and complex. Our charity lawyers are dedicated and experienced within the non-profit sector and therefore fully understand the range of challenges and applicable regulations.

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For a free initial discussion and a no-obligation quote, get in touch with us today by simply calling us on 020 3383 0173 or email us at enquiries@fcos.co.uk and a member of our team will get back to you.

Charity Solicitors Services

We provide cost-effective legal solutions to issues that are common throughout the charitable sector, as well as offering experience in more complex and bespoke issues.

We advise charities on a wide range of matters, including:

  • Formation and registration of charities
  • Governance and constitutional advice
  • Property transactions
  • Compliance with the Charity Act
  • Commercial and company law matters
  • Employment law
  • Fundraising law
  • Health & Safety

How to Form a New Charity

We offer expert advice to new charities who are looking to set up. You will need to ensure that your organisation fulfils the following requirements:

  • There must be a clear document that explains how the charity intends to operate.
  • The charity which is to be formed must solely be involved with charitable work that will provide a benefit to the public.
  • The charity must be transparent with its objectives.
  • The charity must be transparent with its aims.
  • The charity must expect a gross income that exceeds £5,000.

Once you have ensured that your charity has fulfilled the detailed requirements listed above, this will then allow you to register with the Charity Commission.

Once you are set up, you will then be entitled to government reliefs permitted to charitable organisations, such as exemptions in Income Tax, Capital Gains Tax, Corporation Tax, and Inheritance Tax (IHT). We can also advise you on these areas and how to set up in the most cost-efficient way.

We can also assist in drafting commercial contracts, advise on grants, and on handling sensitive matters.

If you are looking to improve your governance, alongside handling difficult regulatory and compliance issues, then we are on hand to assist. We can act in an advisory role to trustees and board members, and we are only a phone call away when you run into issues or need to talk through difficult circumstances.

If you face issues around commercial property, employment law or regulatory investigations are team are on hand to assist.

Why Choose Us

Using our extensive knowledge and expertise, we have helped charities across a wide range of legal issues. Our approach is to be proactive and work with you to achieve your objectives and deliver successful outcomes as efficiently and promptly as possible.

We can clearly explain the range of legal options available and guide you towards the option which would be best suited for your specific circumstances.

How to Get in Contact

For a free initial discussion and a no-obligation quote, get in touch with us today by simply calling us on 020 3383 0173 or email us at enquiries@fcos.co.uk and a member of our team will get back to you.

 

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