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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,…

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We have been recognised for the work we do

The Legal 500 Leading Individual 2023

The Legal 500 Top Tier Firm 2023

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Anthony Collins Solicitors has been appointed to the National Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) Legal Services framework.

Thursday 19 January 2023

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Anthony Collins Solicitors (ACS) has become the first law firm in the Midlands to achieve B Corp status, recognising the social purpose and environmental values of the company.

Monday 5 December 2022

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WEBINAR: Holiday entitlement for part-year employees – Harpur Trust v Brazel

In this webinar, Anna Dabek and Libby Hubbard provide key information that can enable you to review your holiday pay arrangements.

Monday 7 November 2022

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PODCAST: Harpur holiday pay – judgment published

In this podcast, you will listen to Libby Hubbard and Anna Dabek providing a brief summary of the impact of the judgment in the case of Harpur Trust v Brazel.

Friday 29 July 2022

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