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Legal advice to the Charity and voluntary sector work is at the heart of Ellis-Fermor & Negus’ practice. We appreciate that being a trustee or manager of a charity can be a real challenge. Our aim is to help you by providing practical, accessible and affordable advice.

We provide charity law advice to charities throughout Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire and also nationally acting for a wide range of religious, social and community development, overseas, heritage and medical charities.

All our charity law team are charity trustees themselves and have a wealth of ‘hands on’ experience to draw on.  We believe its our people who make the difference in our service.

Our aim is to establish long-term relationships with our charity clients so we can understand your aims and objectives and work with you to help you meet these.  That’s why we aim to be available to advise all our charity clients over the telephone on those queries which come up day to day or for our charity clients who operate in Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire or Leicestershire to be available at short notice to see you at our offices.

At Ellis-Fermor & Negus, you will have access to our expert charity lawyers but also our commercial, employment, property and dispute resolution teams. This means we can provide you with a thorough service covering not just charity law, but also other complex areas such as corporate governance, employment contracts and disputes, property and planning, SLA’s and contracts, intellectual property, mergers and other re-organisations.

We have a dedicated charity law team, why not make an appointment to see one of our charity lawyers today.

Simon Hale (Director) 0115 922 1591
Member of Charity Law Association; Trustee of White Dove Educational Trust.
Simon’s experience includes formation and registration of charities, charity restructures as well as commercial property transactions.

Ben Bourne (Director) 0115 922 1591
Ben has sat on a number of trustee boards and is the clerk of three East Midlands charities. Ben’s experience includes charity formation and registration, employment issues and intellectual property matters.

Jackie Abbott 01773 821 665
Jackie has over 12 years’ experience in acting for individuals, companies and charities covering all aspects of property transaction. Jackie has particular experience in updating trustees for properties held by the charity including dealing with unregistered land.

Kevin Allard 0115 922 1591
Kevin advises on all aspects of charity property including sales, purchases, business leases and secured lending. Kevin has particular expertise in acting for faith-based groups and charities, including advising on charity formation and incorporation.



What Our Clients Say

  • We found Ben (and Simon helping with Mortgage) extremely helpful in our case.

    Paul Morley

  • As soon as I had questions or concerns you reassured us immediately. Excellent service, should have come to you sooner.


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