Managing a charity can offer a great sense of personal achievement. There are, however, several legal matters to take into account when heading up a charitable organisation – which can lead to lots of paperwork.
Luckily, we have expert charity solicitors across North Yorkshire who are on hand to help. Get in touch today.
We work with many charities in the UK, assisting them with any legal questions and advice regarding the Charities Act and what action needs to be taken to stay in compliance with its changing legislation. The workload for charity managers is getting greater and regulatory compliance is essential.
Our charity law solicitors can confidently assist with the following:
Annual Charity Returns and Updates
For all business owners, completing their annual returns is a part of life. When you’re a charity, it feels like there is greater pressure on charity managers to ensure this is completed promptly to avoid the Charity Commission taking action.
Completing your annual returns or updates promptly is just one thing – making sure they are absolutely accurate is also key. As another responsibility for charity owners, our charity solicitors can ease the pressure by completing these returns for you.
From an administrative perspective, we can offer our services by reformatting agendas to ensure meetings with trustees are more effective. We understand the importance of getting the key charity trustees around a table to ensure the continued best interests of the charity and a precise agenda can make all the difference.
When setting up or running a charity, there is an importance placed on the fact it must be exclusively charitable for public benefit. There are essential guidelines surrounding this which means some charities have to revisit what they are doing to ensure they are compliant. We can offer assistance with this.
Record keeping can be laborious for any business, and some charities can struggle to manage accounts when there are so many other elements to take care of, particularly with the day-to-day running. We can assist with putting your accounts together to ensure your charity has one less thing to worry about.
Our charity law solicitors work with a range of charities in different sectors, offering both regular and ad-hoc services. If you require charity law advice, please get in touch here to speak to our charity lawyers.