Operational

Not-for-profit organizations (Nfps) need lawyers who share their vision of making a positive difference to the world, but at the same time appreciate the commercial and practical realities shaping their operation.

One of the team's core strengths is understanding how vision and charity law considerations interact and finding innovative solutions to ensure we can help make things happen rather than saying why they cannot.

Over the years we have worked with clients on a wide range of operational matters, such as: effective governance, charity mergers, fundraising, sponsorship and the implications of working with other institutions, be they Nfps, public bodies or for-profit businesses.

Our charity clients represent the diversity of the sector.  We act for charities working in education (Girls' Day School Trust and Christ's Hospital), healthcare and research (Macmillan Cancer Support, Cancer Research UK, NHS-related charities and the College of Optometrists), international relief (The British Red Cross Society, and Womankind Worldwide), the Arts (Youth Music, Arts Council England, Royal Academy of Dance and the TATE ), Climate Change (PURE the Clean Planet Trust) and the protection of the vulnerable (the NSPCC and the RSPCA).

Recent work

  • Advising the British Red Cross Society on its appointment as Tesco's Charity of the Year, and its funding of redevelopment projects in Indonesia after the 2004 tsunami.
  • Assisting US Syracuse University with the structuring of its London Program.
  • Advising the Girls' Day School Trust on its ground-breaking conversion of two fee-charging schools to Academies and working with the Trust on its international joint ventures in India and China.
  • Working with Macmillan Cancer Support on its re-branding.

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