Charity work is a big part of the culture here at Bennett Griffin.
We can all regularly be seen sporting fancy dress for a great cause or taking on a challenge for charity. However, our knowledge and passion for charity goes beyond fundraising into the law governing charities and the people who run them.
If you are looking to register a charity we can work with you and guide you through every stage of the process. We also advise both new and well-established charities on the complex laws that govern charities and the work that they do.
Running a successful charity is much like running a business and we can advise on the inter-relationship 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.
If you’re thinking of becoming a charity trustee, our charity specialists can advise you on the many legal implications 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.
Our charity law solicitors’ expertise includes:
- Registering a charity
- Running a charity
- Merging with another organisation
- Winding up a charity
- Dealing with the Charities Commission
- Contracts for volunteers