Charity & not-for-profit

For organisations operating in the ‘third sector’ compliance with charity law is vital.

Our specialists will help you understand and meet your organisation’s responsibilities.

Our specialists will help you understand and meet your organisation’s responsibilities.

We understand the need for your organisation to be transparent and compliant. Non-compliance with legislation governing your organisation, which may include charity law, can have serious consequences for your organisation.

We understand the challenges you face because our Charity & Not-for-Profit team has worked with national and local charities, voluntary organisations and professional institutes for many years.

Key to providing excellent technical advice is developing a real understanding of your organisation. This is something we are pleased to invest time in. As a result, we can help you achieve your aims.

Our team works with many household names in the charitable sector.

We deliver training, both at public events and in-house for clients and prospective clients. Our training helps trustees and employees understand their responsibilities and liabilities as well as providing information and advice on best practice.

Access focused and practical advice from a team that is technically strong, accessible and easy to work with on:

  • Your structure, re-organisations and the relationships between HQ and branch networks
  • Setting up and operating with subsidiary trading companies
  • Mergers, partnerships, joint venture projects and collaborations
  • Borrowing and investments
  • Governance issues including making changes to governing document
  • Incorporation and establishment of new charitable entities, including trusts, CIOs and companies limited by guarantee
  • Employment and employee benefits law
  • Data protection and information law issues
  • Your property portfolio
  • School Academy conversions and advice on continuing operations
  • Grant applications
  • Prosecutions – we prosecute cases for a number of well-known animal charities
  • Commercial agreements and projects for goods and services received
  • Disputes with other parties
  • Regulatory advice

The Legal 500 commends us for our Charities sector advice:

“‘...good knowledge of charity requirements. For a regional firm, they can compare themselves favourably with similar-sized London practices.‘” (2021)

“‘From our 18 months’ association the staff we have dealt with have helped to ease our transfer to the firm. The knowledge and experience in the commercial field has assisted in ensuring the continued success of our charity.'” (2021)

“’Greenwoods GRM’s key strength is the ability to understand our organisation rather than provide generic advice… we are always treated with the sense we are a number one priority for the firm. This is different to other legal practices I have worked with in the past.’” (2020)




Victoria Robinson

Victoria Robinson is our Charity Sector Lead and is an expert on corporate and commercial matters. Victoria’s many charity law highlights include incorporating new charitable entities, advising on charity mergers and restructures and advising on charity constitutional changes. Please contact him with any initial enquires:

+44 (0)1733 887775

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