Charity Law

Services for Charities and Non-Profit organisations:

We also advise charities and other not for profit organisations on a regular basis. Our clients include charities that are varied in size, constitutional structure and area of operation.

Our services to such charities and organisations are as follows

Advice on Constitution and Structure of the Charity:

We can offer advice relating to the governing document of the Charity/Organisations be it the Constitution or Articles of Association. We can also assist in selecting the most prudent structure to suit your needs and vision depending on the size, purpose and anticipated membership of the Charity.

Formation of charities and registration with the Charity Commission:

We can help draft the Charity’s constitution and register your organisation with the Charity Commission as per the regulations.

Compliance with regulations and Charity Commission:

We can offer ongoing support to ensure compliance with the Charity law and regulations. We can also correspond with the Charity Commission on your behalf to ensure effective operation and prevent breach of regulations.

Changing the Structure of the Charity:

We offer advice and assistance for incorporation of unincorporated charities into a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) or a Charitable Company limited by guarantee. You will be advised about the procedure and benefits of such incorporation. We can also assist in transferring the charity assets and liabilities in the Charity’s own name once the incorporation is complete.

Charity Litigation and Dispute Resolution:

We have represented Charities in High Court of Justice and can litigate on your behalf against an individual, company, charity or another organisation. This includes commencing proceedings on your behalf or defending a claim which may have been brought against you. We accept instructions at any stage of the proceedings. We can also offer means of dispute resolution for disputes within the charity or with another party.

Appeal against dismissals:

We can offer assistance in appealing against dismissals of employees or trustees of a charity.

Seizure or Confiscation of Funds:

We can advise charities or individual trustees in respect of cash seizure or confiscation and help retrieve your funds from the authorities.

Interview under Caution:

In the event that the authorities suspect any non-compliance, they may invite you for an interview under caution. We can represent you at such interviews and advise you in respect of the implications of the outcome.

Please note that this is not an exhaustive list and we can offer assistance with any issues that you or your charity faces in the course of its operation.

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