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Associate Solicitor – Charities & Safeguarding Team

Hunters is an award-winning law firm which offers specialist legal advice across a range of services. Whilst our clients number private individuals, businesses, trusts, charities and other organisations, they all expect the individual personal service and high level of expertise for which we are known.

We are looking for a highly experienced Charities Lawyer to join our team. The successful candidate will have a minimum of four years’ PQE, preferably with a commercial law background. You will be responsible for providing legal advice and solutions to charities, not-for-profits, and educational institutions on a range of matters, including:

  • Formation and incorporation of charities
  • Mergers, collaborations, and joint ventures
  • Advising senior management teams, boards of governors, and trustees
  • Drafting and reviewing commercial contracts and agreements
  • Advising on data protection and wider charity law and education-related matters

Job responsibilities

  • Advise on charity formation, mergers, collaborations, and joint ventures
  • Counsel senior management teams, boards, and trustees on governance and legal matters
  • Draft and review commercial contracts and agreements related to fundraising
  • Provide guidance on data protection, charity law, and education-related issues
  • Partner with the Head of Charities to deliver the department’s strategy and improve processes
  • Develop a specialised area of expertise within the Charities/Not-for-Profit sector
  • Stay up-to-date on legal developments and share insights with the Charities Group
  • Translate legal changes into practical solutions for clients.

Skills and qualifications

  • Qualified lawyer with 4+ years PQE (preferably with a commercial law background)
  • Proven experience in all aspects of charities law
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to build strong relationships and influence at all levels
  • Client-focused with a solutions-oriented approach
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills
  • Commitment to professional development and continuous improvement.


  • Hybrid working model (after six-weeks of employment)
  • Personal medical insurance
  • 25 days holiday
  • Season ticket loan
  • Long service recognition, and more.

Apply for this position

To apply, please send your full CV and covering letter to Pat Fernandes, HR Director