“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|
|Wessex Children's Hospice
|Catch 22||The Mary Rose Trust|
|The National Trust||Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution|
Some of the many ways that we have helped charities include:
Our Charities team here at Blake Morgan publishes e-bulletins to keep you up-to-date with breaking news and topical issues affecting the sector. We also offer regular charity trustee induction and refresher training sessions.
On 22 January 2018, the Charity Commission announced that it had been awarded additional government funding of £5 million per year.
The Charity Commission has launched a consultation process on draft guidance on how charities should manage their relationships with organisations that aren't charities.
From 1 August 2018, new rules will extend the criteria disqualifying certain individuals from acting as trustees or holding senior management positions in charities.
The recent events surrounding the Presidents Club Charity Dinner have brought to light a difficult situation that trustees of any charity may find themselves in (albeit on, hopefully, rare occasions)
This week's budget made few mentions of the voluntary sector but scratch beneath the surface, however, and some changes can be found that will impact on charities, which we explore below.
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.