Charity law and non profit

Charitable giving and foundations

We assist individuals and organisations in aligning their charitable giving with their values to positively impact the world, whether through establishing a foundation, donating to a specific cause or charity, or leaving a legacy in their Will.

Charitable giving and foundations

How our charitable giving and foundations solicitors can help you

We work with individual philanthropists, families and businesses who want to use their wealth to help others and create a better world.

We can help you to structure your charitable giving in line with your values and support the causes you care about. This might mean creating your own foundation, donating to a particular cause or an existing charity, or leaving a legacy in your will.

Clients praised the team’s approach, highlighting “the team took a very detailed and structured approach to the issues we have undergone and communicated extremely well.”
The Legal 500 (2023)

Individual giving

If you would like to establish a family foundation or other philanthropic structure, we can guide you through the process of setting up and running a charity, either during your life or as part of estate planning. We can also help you ensure that your giving is tax-efficient and advise on other options for philanthropy, such as donor-advised funds.

Corporate social responsibility

We are also proud to advise companies on their corporate social responsibility programmes and charitable giving and work with leading companies that have established, or wish to establish, a corporate foundation. We can advise on Charity Commission registration, day-to-day operations, governance and ensuring that the relationship between your company and foundation meets all legal and regulatory requirements.

Our approach

Giving to charity is increasingly important to many of our clients and we take time to listen, so we can provide advice that is fully tailored to you. Our approach is informed by our deep understanding of the charity sector and years of experience helping clients achieve the most impact with their giving.

Our nationally recognised charity team is highly rated in The Legal 500 (2023). The independent directory highlights the team's "rapid engagement and strategic advice"Clients praised the team's approach, highlighting "the team took a very detailed and structured approach to the issues we have undergone and communicated extremely well."

In tandem, our private client and family office specialists offer clear, practical advice on everything from Wills and inheritance issues, asset protection through trusts, loss of mental capacity and all tax advice. With an empathetic approach to helping individuals and families make informed decisions, we provide seamless access to the specialist advice you need. We can help you to maximise the opportunity to use your wealth to do good, through effective estate, tax and succession planning, both during your lifetime and to shape the legacy you leave behind. 

Get in touch

If you would like to speak with a member of the team you can contact our charity law solicitors by email, by telephone on +44 (0)20 3826 7510 or complete our enquiry form.

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