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Charity Formation and Governance

Our members have detailed knowledge of the various forms charitable institutions may take. They undertake the drafting of constitutions for incorporated and unincorporated charities, and are familiar with the law and practice relating to the formation and registration of incorporated and unincorporated charities.

Members also provide advice and representation in contentious and non-contentious matters arising in the administration of charities, such as the conduct of elections, disputes over management, and the duties of charity trustees.

Members also advise on applications for the making of cy-près and administrative schemes by the Charity Commission and the court, amendments to governing documents and the re-organisation, merger and winding-up of charities.

Our members also have expertise in the use of permanent endowment, the establishment and use of trading subsidiaries, trustees’ powers of investment, and their powers to make ex gratia payments, and in the law relating to fund-raising for charities.

Provides what all solicitors want from a set of chambers; good value, good advice, good service.

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