With the passing of the Charities Act 2006 many changes have been introduced affecting the way that charities must operate today. These include new revised accounting rules and modifying powers for charities - especially charitable companies.
The Act has also introduced a new statutory definition of “charity” replacing the definition that has been in existence since Queen Elizabeth I.
Charities small and large need to review their constitutions and governance documents. We are able to assist in the formation of charities and their continued governance, as well as providing advice to in relation to day-to-day charitable activities. We understand that charities have needs similar to many other corporate organisations including the need for premises and staff and we are able to advise in respect of these aspects along with charity law.
Partners are also able to act as professional trustees for charities providing corporate governance and bringing their legal and business skills to the benefit of the charities.