We can assist you with any legal issues your charity or social business may face. Whether you are looking to set up a new charity, negotiate a new lease, employ staff or enter into any other contractual agreement, whether a merger, fundraising campaign or service delivery contract, our specialist charity lawyers are available to help. We pride ourselves on working proportionately and flexibly to provide the legal advice you require.

Please call us without obligation on +44 (0)20 3826 7510 to speak to one of our charity lawyers to discuss your requirements and how best we can help.

About our charity lawyers

Russell-Cooke is recognised as one of the leading law firms advising charities in the UK. Our specialist team works with hundreds of charities, ranging from household names such as the British Heart Foundation and UNICEF UK, to start-ups and local voluntary organisations.

We take a holistic approach to your projects, with our team of governance, commercial, property and employment lawyers working together to provide a complete service for our clients.

Our approach is centred on understanding the third sector and the particular context in which our clients operate, which allows us to provide cost-sensitive, practical legal advice.

Chambers UK (2021) describes our team as a "strong commercial offering with regard to restructuring, mergers, asset transfers, financing and property law." Once source said: "They are very knowledgeable about the charity sector and have specialists in a large variety of areas, so they can give us good, quick and informed advice and we can go to them with any subject."

Our "large specialist team" is ranked in The Legal 500 (2021) and described as "responsive, diligent and honest" and "prompt, pragmatic and creative."

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