We have a long established reputation within Norfolk of offering legal advice to the charity sector. We act for a wide variety of charitable trusts and associations, providing expert legal advice on either a retainer or agreed fee basis. Many of our Partners and senior staff have been trustees of local charities and have a wealth of experience of the needs of charities.
Our charity legal services include:
- Formation of Charities
- Merger and winding up of Charities
- Company law advice
- Buying and selling property including specialist planning advice from our planning team
- Employment law advice
- Dispute resolution and litigation advice
The strengths of our charity team lie not just in the depths of expertise and experience, but also that we pride ourselves on our relationship with our clients. We take the time to get to know our clients and understand the nature of what they require from us. We understand that charities are often overwhelmed by regulations, changing legislation, expectations of their trustees and supporters. Trustees are often worried about their responsibilities and the risk involved in being a Trustee. We aim to be fully involved with our clients, which can include attendance at trustee meetings and AGMs.
At Clapham & Collinge, we have a multi discipline team dedicated to providing legal services to our clients from the charity sector. This ensures specialist solicitors provide the advice on specific areas of law. This includes property, company and commercial, employment and dispute resolution (litigation). All of our clients for this sector have one point of contact who co-ordinates the various specialists with a team of lawyers that can be adapted to the particular needs of each charity.
We also value highly our commitment and involvement with the community. This extends to supporting many local charities whether they are clients of the firm or not. As part of this, our staff are often involved in fundraising activities for charities on a voluntary basis.