Charity

OVERVIEW

The firm has a substantial, well established background in charity work. We deliver proactive and pragmatic advice to a broad range of international and private charities. We provide comprehensive guidance and assistance for all business activities undertaken by charities on a daily basis. Charities depend on the people who run them – whether as trustees or volunteers, or as paid personnel. Accordingly, we offer a tailor made personal service for our charity clients.

We recognise the wide diversity of matters on which charities and their trustees seek advice.  The closely integrated nature of the firm ensures that the knowledge of the firm’s specialists in other disciplines is available to meet clients’ requirements.

  • Setting up and dissolving a charity
  • Legacies – assisting charities appointed as executors or beneficiaries of wills in addition to legal and tax issues linked to gifts to charities
  • Fundraising, grants and commercial relationships
  • Governance Reviews and compliance
  • Operations, contracts and tax issues (including Gift Aid)
  • Trustee mentoring and resolving trustee disputes
  • Safeguarding – protecting beneficiaries with whom your organisation may come into contact

The firm has strong links with the Charity Commission, the Privy Council and other regulators.

We are also proud to act for numerous clubs, societies, institutions and not-for-profit organisations.

We have earned a reputation as one of the best charity teams in the country, renowned for providing intelligent, proactive and pragmatic advice to hundreds of national and international charities and social enterprises operating in the following sectors:

  • Animal Conservation & Welfare
  • Education
  • Emergency and Rescue services
  • Environmental protection
  • Grant-making
  • Heritage and arts (including the performance arts)
  • Medical & Life Saving support
  • Military
  • Public Sector activities
  • Religious
  • Science and Research
  • Sports and Recreation
  • Welfare and advice

Charity Experts

Introducing your Charity Team

We understand our clients’ needs and tailor our work to each set of circumstances, providing high quality, cost effective advice. We are a multi disciplinary practice and work collaboratively to provide a comprehensive service over all our practice areas.

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Paul Almy

Senior Partner

Paul Almy

Senior Partner

Dominik Opaliński

Partner

Dominik Opaliński

Partner

James Vernor-Miles

Partner

James Vernor-Miles

Partner

Wilfrid Vernor-Miles

Partner

Wilfrid Vernor-Miles

Partner

Ivan Ho

Senior Associate

Ivan Ho

Senior Associate

Latest Charity Headlines

Nov 02, 2018
Hunters featured in CLH News for sponsoring a charity boxing fundraiser
Oct 04, 2018
Dominik Opaliński discusses combatting insider fraud in the Charity Sector in The Times Law Brief
Sep 24, 2018
Dominik Opaliński examines combatting fraud in the charity sector in NatWest ContentLive
Apr 30, 2018
Hunters to participate in London Legal Walk 2018 in support of its Charity of the Year: The Trussell Trust
Apr 16, 2018
The Trussell Trust, Hunters’ Charity of the Year, announces the Tour de Trussell is now live and registration is open
Jan 17, 2018
Charity of the Year 2018 – The Trussell Trust
Jan 01, 2017
Charity of the Year 2017 – Home Start Westminster
Nov 08, 2016
Charities vs children: who decides?
Sep 23, 2016
Dominik Opaliński discusses the charity sector post-Brexit in New Law Journal
Sep 13, 2016
Dominik Opaliński’s article re the impact of Brexit on the charity sector published in Solicitors Journal
The experienced Paul Almy heads a ‘strong team’, which assists clients ‘in a friendly and professional way’. Dominik Opalinski is noted for being ‘very thorough’ with a creative legal mind and provides ‘an excellent service to clients’.

Legal 500 2017

“Really client-focused, and takes the time to understand clients”

Chambers 2016

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