Lawyers for charity and philanthropy
Charities and Philanthropy
Our private wealth team have extensive experience in acting for clients in the charity sector, including private individuals, corporate charitable entities and not-for-profit organisations.
We can assist with the creation of new charitable vehicles, including registration with the Charity Commission. We can also provide advice in connection with issues relating to governance reviews and restructuring, including charity mergers and collaborations.
Our team works closely with other Axiom DWFM departments, including corporate, employment and property, to ensure that we provide comprehensive advice to our charity and philanthropic clients.
Our expertise in international work enables us to work with overseas charitable entities, and in some cases working with foreign advisors to ensure efficient structuring in all relevant jurisdictions.
Legal advice on philanthropic issues
There’s a real joy in giving but with so many good causes our clients are discerning and want to ensure that finance and other assistance they provide is well managed by donees but also works optimally in terms of tax and structure for them.
We provide advice and services including :-
- Strategy and structure – ensuring that philanthropy is in conformance with any family governance and values, and is structured optimally such as via trusts, a company or charitable incorporated organisation or unicorporated association.
- Governance – whether formal corporate governance or more informal governance of family values and charitable objectives, we assist at every step.