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Charity solicitors

We exist to improve lives, communities and society. Our understanding of, and commitment to, the voluntary sector underpins the ethos of the whole firm, not just a department or team. This depth of understanding helps us find the most effective way to help charities achieve their aims.

We have worked with charities and other not-for-profit bodies since 1973, and we are independently ranked in the top five national law firms for such work. We are particularly well known for our longstanding support to faith-based charities; indeed the firm was founded because of the Christian commitment of the original partners. We work with churches and faith-based groups of all kinds and sizes to help them achieve their mission–whether that is to share their faith or transform society.

Our long-term commitment to our other chosen sectors, including health and social care, social housing and social business, means we are regularly involved in large and critically important projects involving charities in those sectors and the wider third-sector. At the same time we provide reliable, cost-effective support to many smaller charities. Working in this way can be challenging but it is a privilege to work alongside charities and people who share our purpose and values – and help them to improve lives.

We help charities, and those who support them, overcome the obstacles to achieving their aims, whether that involves providing a cost-effective response to day-to-day legal issues or helping to manage a complex project that is critical to the future of the charity. We can help with most of the issues that a charity is likely to encounter and where we cannot help ourselves we usually know someone who can.

We have received advice from Anthony Collins for many years, covering constitutional, management and numerous other aspects of running a charity, including staff employment. In consideration of the expertise, professionalism, support and attention to detail from the staff we have engaged with, in particular Phil Watts and Doug Mullen, I am very happy to recommend their services to any other organisation. 

Iain Mair, Executive Director, GideonsUK

Find out more about the services we provide to charities…

Governance

Innovative legal advice regarding charity governance and…

Faith-based charities

Experts in advising faith-based charities and organisations.

Commercial and funding

Advising on all aspects of commercial and contracts law,…

Employment and pensions

Legal support surrounding employment issues.

Property and construction

Experts on legal issues for charities regarding property,…

Diocesan registrar services

As a sector specialist law firm, we are proud to be…

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We have been recognised for the work we do

Chambers and Partners Ranking 2018

Chambers and Partners UK 2017 – Ranked Practice Areas

The Legal 500 Top Tier Firm 2021

Shortlisted for Business Charity Law Firm of the Year, in the Third Sector Awards.

Winner: Business Team of the Year 2018

Winner: Employment Law Firm of the Year

Appeal against pension regulator fine

We helped a client where there had been a failure to pay over pension contributions.

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Latest news

Anthony Collins Solicitors completes merger with specialist practice Jobling Gowler

Social purpose law firm Anthony Collins Solicitors (ACS) has merged with Cheshire-based specialist private client practice Jobling Gowler.

Friday 1 July 2022

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Social purpose law firm scoops award win for Business Support Champion of the Year

Laura West, office coordinator at Anthony Collins Solicitors (ACS), has won the Business Support Champion of the Year category at the Manchester Legal Awards, which were held on Thursday 9 June at The Midland Hotel.

Friday 10 June 2022

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Latest webinars and podcasts

PODCAST: Episode 4 – Hidden disability awareness: Mental health – A colleague’s experience with counselling

In this podcast, Puja Desai interviews Kimberley Foster and discusses her experience with counselling. This is a really helpful podcast for anyone who has thought about counselling.

Monday 13 June 2022

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PODCAST: Waiting for the Harpur holiday pay decision

Libby Hubbard is joined by Anna Dabek to explore employment case law and in particular to discuss the results from the Harpur holiday case, holiday entitlement, holiday pay and contacts.

Monday 11 April 2022

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The new model shared ownership lease for development teams: The need-to-know points unpicked

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Dominic Curran

Partner

A partner in the charities team.