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Charities Law


Key people at Canary Wharf Chambers know how vitally important charities are to communities and the wider world they serve.


Members of the Canary Wharf Chambers team fully understand the everyday needs and intricacies of charity law, since individuals here also serve as voluntary trustees in UK and internationally-focused charities.


Barristers at Canary Wharf Chambers team are able to fully advise clients of the crucial everyday practical legal needs and relevancies of being a charity trustee, rather than just giving the theory.  There is also personal experience and first-hand knowledge of how charity law legislation affects both charities/non-profit organisations and their trustees at a practical level - the focus is how to accurately advise and represent clients effectively in this regard.


That's why it's key to ensure that a charity, be it small or large, needs to have the proper legal support in place.  Canary Wharf Chambers can provide that.  With its wide range of legal practice areas, it is able to provide key assistance and input to trustees and those whose main focus is getting on with fundraising and providing the day-to-day support for those the charity was set up to help and support.  We can ensure that you and your charity are not overburdened by bureaucratic regulation and allow you to instead concentrate on running your charity/non-profit organisation activities..


There can be fewer things more distressing to those runnning or involved in charities, than having legal disputes between members and trustees.  At Canary Wharf Chambers, the emphasis is primarily to avoid such disputes.  Nonetheless, should you or your charity be in a legal dispute, we are able to asssist.


Example of matters in which we can assist (both advisory and transactional work):


  • Incorporation or Establishment of Charities
  • Submission and Registration of Charitable Status (with local, national and international government authorities)
  • Different Charitable Structures
  • Advice on Charitable Activities and Objects
  • Minimising taxation to maximise charitable expenditure
  • Litigation Disputes between members and/or trustees
  • Advice on Cy-pres Schemes
  • Establishment of Charitable Trusts
  • Achieving charitable tax-free status



We are happy to answer any questions you may have about our Charity Law services.  Please call us now on London 020 7183 8011.


Barristers Chambers in London

Canary Wharf Chambers

Level 18 40 Bank Street

Canary Wharf


E14 5NR

United Kingdom



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