Charity work is a big part of the culture of Bennett Griffin.
Our staff can regularly been seen sporting fancy dress for a great cause or taking on a challenge for charity. However, our knowledge and passion for charity goes beyond fund raising and into the law governing charities and the people who run them.
We advise both new and well establish charities on the complex laws that govern the charities themselves and the work that they do.
If you are looking to register a charity we can work with you and guide you through every stage of the process.
We have experience of every aspect of charity law, from inception to the successful running of a charity and the steps you will need to take if you want to wind up a charity or merge with another organisation.
Running a successful charity is much like running a business and we can advise on the interrelationship between charity and business including interactions with the Charities Commission, drafting contracts for employees and for volunteers and assisting with the sale and acquisition of premises on behalf of the charity.
Alternatively you may have been asked to be the trustee of a charity or have the task of choosing trustees for your charity.
Becoming a charity trustee is a serious undertaking which should not be underestimated. Our charity specialists can advise you on the many legal implications of being a trustee and explain the roles and responsibilities that go with the position.
We can also assist with advising on and drafting key trustee documentation and offer advice on the recruitment and removal of trustees.
Whatever the stage of your charity, or if you are seeking independent legal advice prior to becoming a trustee of a charity we would be delighted to work with you and your charity.