Charities and non-profit organisations need help in ensuring they manage costs and reputation, minimise risk, achieve legal compliance, protect trustees and remain apprised of charity rules. Charities involve expertise that encompasses commercial, equitable and civil areas of law and the expertly qualified solicitors at Clifton Ingram are more than capable of ensuring that your needs are properly taken care of.
Clifton Ingram has extensive experience in advising both local and national charities and non-profit organisations and we can help ensure that your charity is correctly structured, has properly-drafted charters and constitutions, as well as any contracts that may be entered into and is subject to the correct tax liability. Broadly, we advise on a wide spectrum of legal issues that charities can face, including:
- Forming and establishing new charities;
- Incorporating charities as companies limited by guarantee – a step that all unincorporated charities of even moderate size should consider;
- Restructuring charities – where perhaps some aspects of their constitution have become outdated or in need of change;
- Mergers of charities;
- Commercial matters, including contractual work for charities;
- Buying, selling and leasing land for charities;
- Employment law; and
- Litigation and dispute resolution.
“Clifton Ingram’s breadth of knowledge, experience, support and follow up has been first-class. They have almost completely taken over the work we once placed with two big London firms and I think we get a much better deal. Not least in the ability to talk to partners in the firm who know who we are and understand our affairs in the round.”
The Cinema and Television Benevolent Fund
As well, our private client team can help you with any philanthropic projects you may be pursuing.
Contact our Charities Solicitors Wokingham, Reading, Berkshire & Across Thames Valley Today
Our solicitors at Clifton Ingram are a proactive and down-to-earth team, bringing a high-quality and professional service to your local area. We regularly advise clients in Wokingham, Berkshire and the surrounding areas, including: Reading, Finchampstead, Ascot, Sunningdale, Virginia Water, Henley, Bracknell, Crowthorne, Maidenhead, Theale, Farnborough and Wentworth Estate. Speak to one of our team today to see how we can help by calling 0118 978 0099. Our solicitors will move fast to find a solution personal to you.