“They have always been efficient. Work has been completed on time and in a cost-effective manner”
Charities not-for-profit and social enterprise organisations are central to one of the firm's four principal areas of focus. We are one of the UK’s top providers of legal services to charities. Our specialist solicitors advise clients of all sizes, needs and cultures.
Our highly regarded charity experts provide a first rate service to charities and voluntary sector charitable companies limited by guarantee, charitable incorporated organisations (CIOs), community interest companies (CICs), Royal Charter bodies, social enterprises and industrial and provident societies (IPSs), associations and trusts and their trustees on the following:
Our clients are diverse, from large charities with national and international influence, to locally focused or special purpose charities. Examples include:
|St John Ambulances||World Vision|
|RNLI||Royal Naval Benevolent Trust|
|Tenovus||Royal National Institute of Blind People|
|Catch 22||The Mary Rose Trust|
|The National Trust||Wessex Children's Hospice|
|Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution|
Some of the many ways that we have helped charities include:
“Blake Morgan's team displays ‘substantial breadth and depth.”
“"I think they are very knowledgeable and clear in their communication. They remain quite certain of how a project should progress in a fairly complex field.”
“Their service is always high quality, with appropriate experts available across a wide range of specialisms.”
Read our latest newsletter from our charities team here at Blake Morgan. Our newsletter covers charity governance code and new GDPR for charities.
The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has now ruled that voluntary overtime should be included in holiday pay if it is paid sufficiently regularly to amount to normal pay. Our expert explains the impact this will have on employers.
Our employment expert considers some of the further detail of the Supreme Court's ruling to make employment tribunal fees unlawful, the implications this will have for employers and what to take into consideration going forward.
On 6 December the ICO announced that it had issued monetary penalties of £25,000 and £18,000 to two of the UK's best known charities, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and the British Heart Foundation.
The Modern Slavery Act has come under a lot of criticism from campaign groups, NGOs and human rights lawyers. Mostly rightly so.
This was just one of the questions the Fundraising Standards Board (FRSB) considered following a complaint it received about Battersea Dogs & Cats Home.
The Law Commission has issued a report on Technical Issues in Charity Law and has made a series of fairly radical recommendations to make the acquisition and disposal of property by a Charity simpler. Our expert explains.
In HR Magazine, Holly Cudbill, considers the vexed question of whether employees who undertake sleep-in shifts are entitled to the national minimum wage (NMW) throughout the entire time they are asleep, or only when they are awake to carry out duties.
As of 20 January 2016, HMRC have updated the guidance on making Gift Aid declarations for one-off donations, multiple donations and sponsored events.
Members of our Restructuring and Insolvency, Charities and Education, Built Environment and Property Litigation recently acted on a sale to rescue a well-established independent school from the brink of closure.
We have provided in-depth assistance to a national provider of learning, support and care for children and adults with learning disabilities.