Advice on Charity Law Issues

We regularly advise on the following:

Charity Formation and Registration

Setting up a charity can be a complicated process. We can advise which charity structure best suits you: company limited by guarantee, trust, association, CIC or even CIO! Registration with the Charity Commission now requires an accurate and detailed application. You can rely on our knowledge and experience to chart you through the process especially satisfying the all important public benefit test.

We are also able to help established charities modernise or amend their constitutions, develop new ventures and establish subsidiary structures, particularly trading companies.

Our fees for the formation of a charitable company limited by guarantee start at £195 plus VAT plus disbursements.

Our fees for registration with the Charity Commission start at £995 plus VAT.

Trustee issues

We can guide and advise trustees on their responsibilities and liabilities, on good governance practice, policies and structures and help trustees find a solution to their problems if their arrangements or relationships break down.

We can handle the process of appointment and removal of trustees, advise on the tricky issue of employed trustees, and the pros and cons of trustee or member driven structures

Latest News

Maintenance for Children

Most people will be aware that for many years now, the Court has only had jurisdiction to deal with child support (or child maintenance as it always used to be called) in very exceptional circumstances.  In the vast majority of cases, child support has been dealt with by the Child Support Agency (“CSA”).  Did you know, however, that the basic formula used for years to calculate how much child support should be paid, has changed, with almost no p... July 14th 2014 | read more


We are pleased to announce the latest addition of Private Client solicitor, Jacqueline Lewis, to our legal team in Long Eaton.
Originally from the Wirral, but now living in Bramcote, Jacqueline is the newest member of the probate team in Long Eaton, having joined us on the 22 April 2014.

Jacqueline, who has nearly 30 years experience, was a former Partner at the Nottingham office of Shakespeares (previously known as Berryman) and specialises in a... April 30th 2014 | read more