At some point, most charities will have a need for professional legal advice relating to their property matters. From buying, selling, letting or renting premises, residential sites, offices or retail outlets, to acquiring or disposing of land and development, our property team can help. With our in-house planning consultancy led by a highly experienced and nationally recognised Chartered Planner, we can even help with planning applications and issues.
Our property law team is highly experienced and accredited as ‘top tier’ in the latest Legal500 listings, so click here to contact them today.
If you’re looking to restructure or reorganise your charity, we have the expertise to ensure the process runs smoothly and effectively.
We have experience in helping charities become charitable incorporated organisations (CIO), converting from registered unincorporated charities to registered incorporated charities, as well as various other charitable structures, setting out the formal conversion paperwork, advising on compliance and drafting the property-related documents, as well as setting up a non-charitable trading subsidiary for your commercial trading. When you look to reorganise, it is important that you consider what is written in your objects clause(s) and to not drift from this. If the changes you are making will affect your charitable purpose we can advise on the most appropriate way to address this as part of the overall process.
Whatever the objective, we will be by your side. Click here to contact our team.
You may be clear about what your trustees, volunteers and employees should be doing, but are they? Each person will have a role of varying depth and responsibility, so ensuring they are on the right path is imperative to securing your charity’s future. You may want or need further clarity on the extent of the responsibilities and roles of trustees, volunteers and employees of your charity to ensure they are performing effectively and comprehensively.
We understand this can be a very sensitive subject for charities, but it is important you know where everyone involved stands when it comes to the law. Get in touch with our team of charity experts to help you with all matters regarding your volunteers, trustees or employees, from contracts and employee disputes to clarifying legal liability and specific role responsibilities.
At Fisher Jones Greenwood, our Charity team can advise on all legal matters relating to the Third Sector including personnel and employment, GDPR and Data Protection, Intellectual Property, objects drift, restructuring including mergers, and governance issues on a local or national level.
Led by Senior Partner Tony Fisher, the team prides itself on being efficient and proactive and are recognised in the prestigious Legal500 directory. Partners Ellen Petersen and Ashton Carter also provide additional niche expertise on commercial property and IP matters respectively.
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