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Charities

Our charity team is one of the firm’s specialist teams, focused on working with charitable and not for profit clients. It provides practical, innovative and cost effective advice to a number of significant charities, social enterprises and not for profit organisations.

We advise on the full spectrum of charity law issues:

Governance

  • Governance and constitutional issues, including registration and other dealings with the Charity Commission
  • Charitable trading, trust, tax and VAT
  • Fundraising and grants
  • Corporate and commercial matters, charity mergers and structuring other forms of collaboration
  • Data protection, confidentiality and freedom of information
  • Intellectual property and trademarks
  • Dispute resolution and mediation

Employment

  • Employment law – mitigating the risk of disputes with staff and volunteers
  • Employment tribunals representation and claims

Real estate

  • Advice on disputes, acquisitions and transfers in compliance with the Charities Act
  • Funding and security in relation to mortgages and relevant grants

Our Experience

Our charities team understands the dynamics of running and maintaining a charity. To that end, our service is tailored to meet your individual requirements, particularly as regards costs and expenses. We are deeply committed to the sector and have established an extensive network of contacts that enables us to offer a holistic approach to the operation of a charity or not for profit organisation.

 

Fees

We operate a flexible charging structure where we try as far as possible to take account of your individual circumstances.

Southampton Contact

Nick Vaughan
Senior LLP Partner

T: 023 8048 2252
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Meet the Team

Edward Power
LLP Partner

T: 01962 679 783
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Clive Dobbin
LLP Partner

T: 023 8048 2370
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Janet May
LLP Partner

T: 023 8048 2336
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Peter Taylor
Managing LLP Partner

T: 023 8048 2276
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Claire Merritt
Associate

T: 023 8048 2112
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David Roath
LLP Partner

T: 01962 679 774
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Richard Atcherley
LLP Partner

T: 023 8048 2105
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Crispin Dick
LLP Partner

T: 023 8048 2107
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Laura Trapnell
LLP Partner

T: 023 8048 2114
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Emily Sadler
Associate

T: 023 8048 2102
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Elizabeth Power
Associate

T: 023 8048 2206
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William Hadley
Associate

T: 01962 679 771
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Congratulations on the success of the Paris Smith Charity Forum Annual Conference in November. It was a pleasure to speak to such a diverse and engaged audience and to announce our fundraising training around Local Charities Day.

The Paris Smith Charity Forum chimes with priorities that I highlighted of a sector that has the public’s confidence. I wish the Forum on going success in encouraging a more independent, self-regulating and sustainable charity and social enterprise sector.

 

- Rob Wilson MP

Minister for Civil Society

Contact Us

We’d love to hear from you. Please fill in the contact form below or call us at one of our offices.

Southampton
02380 482 482

Winchester
01962 679 777

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