We’re proud of our commitment to providing charities, independent schools, social enterprises and other not for profit organisations with practical legal advice. It matters to us that you feel you have the right people working alongside you – people you can trust, not only to know the law but deliver real value.
Our nationally-located charities team is made up of specialist lawyers delivering consistently sound legal support across all issues – ranging from governance and constitutional issues, through to trustees' duties and responsibilities, mergers, fundraising, trading and Charity Commission regulatory issues. Drawing from the wider firm, we’re able to build tailored legal teams that anticipate your needs whether that means employment and data protection issues, property, financing, tax and VAT, pensions, or legacies and charity investment.
What’s matters most is that you get the right advice from the outset. When we put ourselves in your shoes we understand that you want to make sure you and your trustees are protected from risk and know that your decisions are legitimate. That’s why we work hard to make sure our approach is always down to earth and practical – as well as cost-effective and responsive.
But don’t just take our word for it. As one of the only national dedicated charities legal teams, we are ranked as leaders in this field, across the UK. Many of our experts volunteer as trustees and have worked in-house. We want you to get the advice you need to grow and achieve your goals which is why we’re committed to ensuring that we understand how it feels to sit on your side of the table.
“They explain the legal aspects in layman’s terms. The advice is clear, consistent and very valued.”
“They know their strengths and work together as a team to be strong in all required areas.”
“The ‘first-class' team at Bond Dickinson LLP advises on a range of constitutional and governance issues, and advised Lord Crewe’s charity on its incorporation as a charitable incorporated organisation. Department head Emma Moody is valued for her ‘relevant sector knowledge'.”
Legal 500 UK Guide 2015