Charity Law

Charity law is extremely specialised and requires an in-depth knowledge of the regulations and challenges facing the industry. Our team has the knowhow and commercial expertise to help you operate as efficiently as possible and maximise your funds. We also work with trustees, beneficiaries, and executors to provide a fully-rounded service.

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Charity Legal Advice

The landscape of charity law is vast, ranging from drafting commercial contracts to contesting legacies. There will also be high-profile cases that require sensitive handling, alongside all of the challenges involved in running a business. With so much to consider, it’s important that any legal advice for charities is dynamic, proactive, and covers all bases. 

As a full service law firm, the charity law solicitors at Thursfields offer extensive support to charities and non-profits — from local entities to national corporations. Our team advises on everything from regulation and compliance to governance and litigation issues. In addition, we help beneficiaries, executors, and trustees to ensure the wishes of loved ones are adhered to. Whatever you’re looking to achieve, you need to work with us.

Our Charity

Law Services

Thursfields’ team of charity lawyers provide essential legal advice for a range of disciplines, designed to protect the interests of charitable organisations and stakeholders alike. These are:

Corporate & Commercial Advice

Running a charitable organisation is a multi-faceted operation that starts with the incorporation of the firm and covers everything from ensuring that necessary legislation is followed to agreeing new contracts and ongoing governance reviews. Specialist support is also required to mitigate risk and protect your commercial interests. Our team of charity solicitors can assist with all aspects of the corporate and commercial landscape, providing a well-rounded service you can rely on.

Whether you’re just starting out or have been operating for decades, Thursfields can help every step of the way. From registering with the Charity Commission and deciding an appropriate corporate structure, to mergers and acquisitions, ongoing governance, and regulatory advice, our full service approach is catered to delivering your required results.

Employment Matters
Dispute Resolution
Commercial Property

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Need some advice? Contact our team and we’ll direct you to the best people to help with your requirements.

Tailor-Made Legal Advice for Charities

Each charitable organisation is completely different and has unique circumstances to consider. With extensive experience in the charity sector, our team provides a full range of legal services that are targeted to meet your individual needs and requirements.

Whether you’re looking to establish a new entity, negotiate a lease, conduct fundraising campaigns, or defend contested legacies, our charity solicitors are committed to helping you reach your desired goals.

Based in the West Midlands, we advise charities, non-profits, social enterprises, and other public-benefit organisations nationwide.

Meet Our

Charity Lawyers

If you’re looking for reliable legal advice for charities, our team can help. 

Key Contact

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Philip Chapman

Director, Corporate

An experienced corporate lawyer, Philip has a background providing advice on matters including mergers & acquisitions, company restructuring, cross border joint ventures, investment arrangements, commercial contracts, terms & conditions and shareholder agreements. 

Proactive and practical, Philip’s work has a strong international focus — thanks to his roles within multinational organisations. He has been appointed Notary Public and is also an accredited CEDR Mediator.

A Full Service

Charity Law Firm

From governance and regulation to commercial property and employment matters, our charity lawyers can help with a range of issues. We have considerable expertise in the following disciplines:

Covering a wide range of disciplines, our corporate and commercial team are dedicated to delivering your desired outcome.

When only a robust and results-driven approach will suffice, Thursfields provides exceptional legal expertise that is on your side.

For a full service offering that helps across all stages of the commercial property lifecycle, we’re the law firm you can trust.

Proactive and focused on achieving practical solutions, we offer reliable support throughout the private and public sectors.

Adept at dealing with highly complex areas, we’ve helped hundreds of clients secure their family’s future and gain peace of mind.

Navigating through sensitive family law cases requires care, attention, and thoroughness. That’s exactly what we offer.

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Charity Solicitors Today

If you’re looking for specialist charity legal advice, our team can help. Get in touch today to find out more. 



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