Charities are under increasing financial, regulatory and media pressure. More than ever, you need sound advice on how to manage risks and protect your reputation.

Our clients increasingly ask us to advise on ‘hot topics’ such as data protection, serious incident reporting, fundraiser agreements, and trustee disqualification and conduct.

We here to support you with addressing these kinds of issues and many more. We advise many charities and social ventures, professional societies, funders, philanthropists and social investors in areas such as governance, mergers, commercial activity, property transactions and employee and volunteer management. We also draw on our extensive international network for questions about compliance in other countries.

Drawing on the combined expertise of our dedicated charity team and the charity specialists in our other practice areas, we can suggest practical options and solutions for all your strategic operations. For many of our charity clients, we’ve become effectively an in-house resource, on hand to steer them safely through complex and challenging matters.

Our specialist areas are scientific research, healthcare and higher education, informed by our in-depth knowledge of the biotech and life sciences industries. Typically, we work with senior academics, who may be trustees or executives, in their management decisions. We frequently advise on governance and constitutional issues for charities whose main value is their intellectual property.

You can call on our expert advice for all the key issues that affect you, including:

  • Governance and constitutional issues
  • Mergers and restructuring
  • Employment and volunteer management.
  • Regulatory compliance.
  • Complaints and dispute resolution.
  • Commercial contracts.
  • Property matters.
  • Protecting your Intellectual Property and brand.

Talk to us, whether you’re just setting up, looking to expand, merging or launching a major project. We’ll make sure we understand your situation, explain the implications, provide straight-talking, focused and commercially sound advice and act quickly and effectively.