Giving to UK charities has long been tax effective for UK domiciliaries and non-domiciliaries alike. We assist a number of our private clients with charitable donations and charity creation. For more information, please read our Briefing Note: Charitable Giving.
We can also help you in setting up and running your charity. We advise on charity registration including making applications, types of charitable purpose, exempt and excepted charities, objections to registration and threatened removal of charitable status.
Our client base also includes a broad range of charities. Charities can have a diverse set of legal needs and we are very used to drawing upon expertise from across various parts of the firm where required. We deal with disputes on behalf of charities and trustees, as well as advise on the appointment, removal and powers and duties of trustees (be they special, nominated or ex-officio trustees).
The sector can appear highly regulated and we can help in relations with the Charity Commission, dealings with the Charity Tribunal, Treasury Solicitor and the Courts.
We also understand issues concerning fundraising agreements, tax efficient giving and charities operating overseas and can provide advice on all of these.
The impressive private client team has a very high level of legal skills.