Charities are required to comply with charity law and Charity Commission guidance, as well as other laws and regulations in relation to their day to day operational and commercial activities. Our charity solicitors provide clear, concise advice specifically tailored to our clients' needs which is easy to act upon.
We advise on:
- contracts and grants including their potential implications;
- all aspects of fundraising including tax and VAT;
- establishing trading subsidiaries and advising on related funding, governance and tax issues;
- data protection, confidentiality and freedom of information issues;
- e-commerce including website terms and conditions;
- intellectual property, trademarks, copyright and licensing;
- evaluating legal risks and developing appropriate risk management solutions;
- safeguarding in relation to children and vulnerable adults; and
- solvency issues for organisations suffering from cash flow problems.
If there is an issue that you would like advice on, but it is not mentioned on the list, then please do not hesitate to contact us to find out how we can help you.
Our clients and work
Examples of our work include:
- advising many charities including Choice Support and MCCH on funding agreements with local authorities and other bodies;
- drafting "commercial participator" agreements where a charity benefits from sales of goods or services to the public for UNICEF UK and others; and
- negotiating a 7 year fund agreement for Postal Heritage Trust.
For more information, please contact:
James Sinclair Taylor - +44 (0)20 8394 6480 / James.Taylor@russell-cooke.co.uk
Andrew Studd - +44 (0)20 8394 6414 / Andrew.Studd@russell-cooke.co.uk