Charity Services

Charity Services

Clapham & Collinge have a dedicated team of Charity Solicitors with a long established reputation within Norfolk of offering exceptional legal advice to the charity sector. We act for a wide variety of charitable trusts and associations, our charity solicitors provide 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 team of expert charity solicitors can help with:

  • 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 solicitors 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 of charity law solicitors dedicated to providing legal services to our clients from the charity sector. This ensures that our specialist charity solicitors provide constructive advice on specific areas of law, including 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 team of charity solicitors are often involved in fundraising activities for charities on a voluntary basis.

For more information, contact Neale Grearson, Head of Charities on 01603 693532 or email

Who is this service for?

  • For trustees and the senior management team of charities of any size seeking legal advice regarding running their charity or creating a new charity.

Which branches?

Services are available at:

  • Norwich
  • North Walsham
  • Sheringham

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