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
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Experts in advising faith-based charities and organisations.
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Last week saw a significant easing of social distancing measures in England from 4 July”.
The way we observe these important rituals has been turned upside down by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Yesterday, (23 June) the Prime Minister announced significant changes to lockdown measures for organisations and individuals in England.
Whilst many of us are welcoming the recent changes to lockdown, many charities are finding the easing of lockdown more difficult to manage than going into it!
The Government has released Procurement Policy Note 04/20 “Recovery and Transition from Covid-19” (the PPN), building on and updating PPN 02/20.
All these things are evidence of the great work that charities are doing to help see us through the Covid-19 pandemic and how they continue to be relied on to address need and inequality.
Government guidance on the new flexible furlough arrangements, published at 9.30pm on Friday 12 June.
What is the extent of an employer’s duty of care to its employees, as pension scheme members, to inform them of their rights as members of the scheme?
Whilst churches across the country currently remain closed, a careful and safe reopening of places of worship is now finally on the horizon.
Whilst last week saw some children returning to school and groups of people from different households finally being able to meet again, life in the UK is still far from “back to normal”.
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