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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P R S T V W Y

The formation and registration of new charities

The formation and registration of new charities

Getting the right initial structure and the key relationships clear is central to the success of any organisation.

New charities face the choice of an array of possible legal structures, including unincorporated charitable trusts or associations, charitable companies limited by guarantee and the relatively new charitable incorporated organisation, which the Charity Commission began registering in January 2013.

Our Charity Law solicitors can provide invaluable, specialist advice to prospective charity trustees and other persons seeking to establish a new charity ensuring that the most appropriate legal structure is chosen affording proper protection to the trustees in an efficient and cost-effective manner.

We will guide you through the incorporation process (if applicable) and through registration with the Charity Commission, dealing with any enquiries it may have.

We also have significant experience advising upon the establishment of corporate foundations.

 

Social Enterprise

In addition to the establishment of new charities, we also have extensive experience advising upon the creation of organisations established for purposes that whilst non-charitable according to the law of England and Wales, are for the benefit of the community.

Such “social enterprises” can be set up in a number of ways, including as a community interest company, co-operative and community benefit societies and unincorporated associations and our solicitors can advise upon the most suitable structure to achieve your purposes.

Charities Newsletter

Our team of Charity solicitors publish a quarterly newsletter covering the latest legal news and developments in the world of Charities and Social Enterprises. To find out more please visit the CSE News page in the Publications section.

Charity Blog

Our Charity Law Solicitors regularly write blogs on issues affecting the sector, click here to read our Charity Law blog.

Useful downloads

Charities and Social Enterprises leaflet

Charities - Services for the Non-Domiciled Philanthropist

 

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