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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

Charity receives payment of £250,000 exit credit from LGPS

ER was a charity participating in the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) because it was delivering services for a local authority and employed staff who had previously been employed by the local authority.

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Latest news

Social purpose law firm Anthony Collins announces a string of promotions

Social purpose law firm, Anthony Collins, has announced eight associate and senior associate promotions spanning several sector-facing teams, as part of an ongoing focus on investing in its employees.

Wednesday 1 May 2024

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New code puts complaint handling in the spotlight

he updated Housing Ombudsman’s (HO) Complaint Handling Code (the New Code) will become a statutory requirement on 1 April 2024 and will bring a significant step change for registered providers (RPs).

Monday 25 March 2024

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Latest webinars and podcasts

PODCAST: 12.07% holiday accrual is back… But not for everyone!

In the podcast we will outline the new Working Time Regulations legislation in detail, noting when the provisions coming into force, whilst also providing practical examples and guidance for employers across all sectors.

Friday 1 December 2023

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Renters Reform Bill webinar – June 2023

The Renters Reform Bill proposes a seismic change to housing management practices, abolishing assured shorthold tenancies and 21 notices entirely and making changes relating to rent increases, pets, possession grounds and more.

Friday 18 August 2023

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