“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.”
Staff at leading Oxford law firm Blake Morgan have joined Lawyers Against Poverty, a groundbreaking scheme that aims to fight against social injustice.
On 21 August 2015, the Charity Commission opened a statutory inquiry into the charity Kids Company (registered as Keeping Kids Company).
Since its announcement in June 2015, the Education and Adoption Bill has been progressing its way through Parliament, first debated by the House of Commons and now scrutinised by the House of Lords.
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.
Trustee Week sees the ACEVO launch its consultation on updating its guide to good governance. It was first published over 10 years ago. The voluntary sector has seen many changes in this time. The consultation closes on Friday 3rd February 2017.
The Modern Slavery Act has come under a lot of criticism from campaign groups, NGOs and human rights lawyers. Mostly rightly so.
As of 20 January 2016, HMRC have updated the guidance on making Gift Aid declarations for one-off donations, multiple donations and sponsored events.
'What's in a name? That which we call a rose, by any other name would smell as sweet" (Romeo and Juliet – Shakespeare Act 2 Scene 2 line 43-44)
The Charity Commission have launched a campaign, as of January 2016, targeting those charities in default of their filing and reporting duties.
Following the cross-party Etherington review of charities' regulation, the era of self-regulation has ended.
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.