Charity

Constitution and administration

Constitution and administration

This is the key to our charity practice.

We advise the promoters of new charities on all aspects relating to their establishment, whether by way of incorporation, trust or membership association.

We liaise with the Charity Commission, Privy Council and other regulatory authorities not only in relation to the founding of new charities but also in connection with all on-going charity affairs.

For established charities, we conduct constitutional reviews, prepare governance handbooks, handle all aspects relating to safeguarding, arrange collaborative undertakings and oversee joint ventures and mergers. Where necessary, we set up new governing instruments, audits and reviews, incorporate successor charities, and obtain Supplementary Charters for existing entities governed by Royal Charter.

Charity Experts

We identify 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 across all of our practice areas.

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Paul Almy

Partner

Paul Almy

Partner

Stephen Morrall

Partner

Stephen Morrall

Partner

Dominik Opaliński

Partner

Dominik Opaliński

Partner

Paul Ridout

Partner

Paul Ridout

Partner

James Vernor-Miles

Partner

James Vernor-Miles

Partner

Wilfrid Vernor-Miles

Partner

Wilfrid Vernor-Miles

Partner

Jessica Harris

Associate

Jessica Harris

Associate

Rebekah French

International Development Consultant

Rebekah French

Other Consultant

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Paul Ridout examines the Charity Commission’s inquiry into The Captain Tom Foundation in Lawyer Monthly
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Paul Ridout comments on charities’ annual reports in Charity Times
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Paul Ridout discusses how UK charities are feeling the effects of the pandemic and the cost of living crisis in Finance Monthly
Apr 27, 2022
Paul Ridout comments on the number of charity mergers being at its highest level in five years in Charity Times
Dec 13, 2021
Paul Ridout discusses the reasons for incorporating a charity in Charities Management
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