This incredibly well-established team has a loyal client base and is viewed as one of the bastions of the sector.
Chambers & Partners, 2010
Currently we act for more than 400 charities, social enterprises and not-for-profit organisations and are recognised as one of the legal industry’s top practices for the sector. With in-depth commercial experience and awareness of the very latest developments in the sector, our clients benefit from a realistic and pragmatic approach to problem-solving in this rapidly changing legislative and regulatory environment.
Matters on which we have recently advised include:
acting for clients bringing the first public benefit case before the Charity Tribunal – described by Sector leaders as the most significant charity law case in the last 50 years
advising the merger parties in the UK’s largest charity merger, establishing the merger charity, advising on the transfer of the operations of the merger partners
acting for the administrator/liquidator on one of the most complex charity insolvencies
advising a major charity group on its brand licensing and social-franchising arrangements throughout the UK
advising a UK charity on the worldwide reorganisation of operations of the family of charities of which it is part
Advising on the establishment and funding arrangements of a free-standing College and HEI within the University of London.