Running a successful charity comes with its own unique challenges

Faced with increasing red tape from charity sector watchdogs, keeping accounts and operations in check is of the utmost importance – perhaps easier said than done when you’re balancing a number of jobs at once. When we work with charities, we seek to alleviate the burden of legal issues, enabling your people to focus on what matters most: the cause.

Whether you’re looking to set up a new charity, are a well-established not-for-profit organization seeking advice on governance and good practice or are a trustee looking for clarity on your legal responsibilities, our dedicated charity law attorneys can help.

From commercial contracts, employment and property law to financing, risk and compliance, mergers, restructuring and insolvency, our team is equipped to advise across the full scope of charity law matters. We regularly act for charities, not-for-profit organizations and other public benefit organizations to deliver bespoke advice that’s in your charity’s best interests.

No matter how challenging the situation, we’ll cut through the legal jargon to present you with pragmatic solutions.


Constitutional and Governance

A critical part of running a charity is ensuring the appropriate constitutional and governance structures are in place that reflect the latest regulations. Every day, our lawyers work with charities and not-for-profit organisations to devise practical solutions that allow them to survive and thrive in a challenging landscape.

Faith Organisations

As well as their ethical frameworks, faith-based organizations provide a number of public benefits. However, just like all charities, balancing mission with regulation and civil charity law can be challenging. Our dedicated lawyers bring considerable experience working with the full spectrum of faith-based organizations and can devise timely solutions to the issues you’re facing.


Good fundraising should always be legal, clear, truthful and accountable. From handling donations securely to honoring promises to supporters, our lawyers are here to provide the practical legal guidance your charity or not-for-profit needs to comply with regulations while maximizing financial return.

Legacy Issues

A legacy is a gift left to a charity in a will. For many charities, legacies will make up a large portion of the organization’s projected income. When it comes to legacy administration, we understand the need for a sensitive approach. Having worked with a diverse selection of charities on this delicate area of law, we are ready to help you make the most of your legacy income and ensure it is spent in a way that brings the most benefit and respects the needs of your supporters.


We understand the challenging role of trustees in being responsible for trust and asset management. That’s why our dedicated team of charity lawyers are here to provide in-depth advice and jargon-free legal guidance to help you act exclusively in the best interests of the trust and to distribute assets carefully and correctly.

For further information or to discuss a matter please telephone +1 202 263 3651 or click here to email us.

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