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Charities & Social Enterprise

As a third sector organisation, choosing a legal partner can be difficult. You need someone who can offer sound, practical advice and make sure you comply with all the regulations. But you also need someone who recognises your distinctive requirements as a not-for-profit and understands why you do what you do.

The head of our team is a former senior lawyer with the Charity Commission, so you can be sure we really understand the sector and the way in which it works.

Whether you are looking to set up a new charity or social enterprise or are a long-established organisation needing legal advice, we can help. Our expertise covers:

  • Setting up an organisation: formation, registration
  • Governance
  • Regulation
  • Fundraising, contracts and grants
  • Legacies
  • Property
  • Employees and volunteers
  • Mergers, re-structuring and collaborative working
  • Financial difficulties and winding up

As well as knowing what makes you different, we also know that one size doesn’t fit all. What you need as a small local charity is different to what you need as a high-profile national organisation. Our clients include voluntary organisations, charities, social enterprises, almshouses, clubs and associations of all sizes and in all parts of the country. We have a particular specialism in the healthcare sector.

So if your charity, social enterprise or club needs a legal hand, give us a call on 0344 967 0793.

Memberships: Charity Law Association, Almshouse Association

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THE LEGAL 500 REVIEW

Legal 500 Leading Firm uk 2017
Lester Aldridge LLP is singled out for its ‘timely responses’, ‘commercial and practical advice’, ‘client-focused approach’, ‘excellent knowledge of charity law’, and ‘ability to best handle the charity commission in various circumstances’.

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