Charity law and non profit

Charity disputes and charity litigation

Charity litigation

How our charity litigation solicitors can help you

Expert guidance and support from trusted charity litigation solicitors

Our charity solicitors work in collaboration with teams across the firm to resolve any difficulties arising throughout or at the end of a charity's life, whether in relation to wills, employment, property or litigation generally.

We advise on:

  • board and membership disputes
  • employment disputes
  • steps to protect assets
  • contested legacies whereby a charity's entitlement under a will is challenged
  • property disputes including adverse possession and dilapidations claims
  • public law disputes including advising charities on judicial review
  • debt recovery

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 our work

Examples of our work include:

  • acting for a charity where a London borough sought to close it
  • preventing the BBC airing footage which had the potential to damage a national charity's reputation
  • providing advice and representation at the request of a beneficiary and in relation to threatened criminal charges
  • advising in relation to a dispute over the ownership of a community interest company

Charging information

Transparent and flexible charging solutions for charity property matters

Charges are usually based on hourly rates plus administrative charges and disbursements but we are flexible with regard to charging rates and will discuss with you budgets for work on a particular matter, or, where it is not entirely clear how things will develop, for the initial stages or a particular stage of a matter. We will always provide you with an initial estimate of your likely legal costs and will update this as your requirements or the circumstances of the work change.

In circumstances where we can more or less either anticipate the work to be done or prescribe the work, we can act on a fixed or capped fee basis.

We would be pleased to discuss your requirements free of charge and tailor a costs proposal accordingly.

It is fundamental to our policy on allocating work that one of the factors we will consider is the likely cost outcome of using particular solicitors for particular pieces of work.  Whilst almost invariably a partner will be able to carry out work more quickly than a less experienced solicitor, a less experienced solicitor under appropriate supervision may be able to produce a more cost effective result.  Partner input is more likely to be appropriate and cost-effective in more complex or more specialised matters.

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.

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