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.
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Innovative legal advice regarding charity governance and structures.
Experts in advising faith-based charities and organisations.
Commercial and funding
Advising on all aspects of commercial and contracts law, and procurement.
Legal support surrounding employment issues.
Property and construction
Experts on legal issues for charities regarding property, land, construction and development.
Advisor of not-for-profit organisations on the creation of such organisations, their dissolution and most of the issues they encounter.
We have been recognised for the work we do
Organisations are increasingly becoming victims of criminal fraud and cyber attacks. It is essential that organisations, including charities, protect their assets, data and reputation.
The Charity Commission has produced guidance to help charities understand whether the changes to the rules regarding automatic disqualification will affect them and what they mean.
To merge or not merge? That is the question. Could a merger help you to best achieve your charitable purpose? Edwina Turner explains.
As a charity trustee, are you managing your charity's resources effectively? Do you have appropriate financial planning strategies?
HM Revenue and Customs introduced the Community Amateur Sports Club (CASC) Scheme in April 2002. This article serves as a general update as to the requirements of registration of a CASC, structures of a CASC and the benefits of being a CASC.
The Fundraising Regulator has opened its registration scheme to charities registered with the CCNI; Jas Atwal explains the thresholds.
Anthony Collins Solicitors (ACS) won four awards at the Birmingham Law Society Awards last night (8 March 2018), including Law Firm of the Year (16 partners or more).
It was first referred to in the Charities Act 2006 (which was subsequently replaced by the Charities Act 2011) but it has finally been announced that charitable companies are able to convert to a charitable incorporated organisation (“CIO”).
People have been pledging New Year resolutions for thousands of years, with Britons top three resolutions apparently repeatedly being: lose weight, exercise more, and save more money. As we enter 2018 however, what should the HR professional be planning for in the year ahead?
The defendant worked for a charity which supports young people and their families. It was reported that the defendant had sent 11 emails from his work email account to his personal email account in February 2017.
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