• With specific regulations in the charity sector it’s crucial that charities and not-for-profit organisations have access to reliable, expert legal advice to navigate complex legislation and maintain a compliant, effective operation at all times.

    Why choose us?

    Our charity solicitors in Maidstone and Canterbury, are one of the largest charity specialist legal teams in Kent and we are proud of the expertise we have built in this sector.

    Our charity solicitors have considerable knowledge in all aspects of regulation and administration and understand the demands facing both individuals and groups in the sector.

    The range of expertise we are able to offer comes from our experience of working with a diverse client base. Our charity solicitors support a wide variety of charity and not-for-profit clients including religious organisations; education establishments; almshouses; the retired armed forces and general charities in areas supporting educational special needs, animals and key demographic groups. We provide legal support to small start-up charities; large, national charities and all those inbetween.

    Our efficiency, pragmatism and years of experience mean we will be able to deliver on your challenges and put your organisation’s needs first.

    Although we are competitive on price, our clients have told us that they stay with us for the quality of our legal advice, our commercial approach and the speed of our response.

    How we can help

    We offer the full spectrum of advice across all the major practice specialisms. This includes advice on setting up a charity and appointing trustees, legal guidance on all property aspects, employment and safeguarding, funding and legacies, mergers, and joint ventures.

    We can support you with organisational reviews to ensure that your charitable organisation is structured and working optimally to helping you negotiate mergers and collaborative working arrangements with partners.

    In addition, we can also offer in-house accountancy, company secretarial and trust administration services.

    Charity volunteer work

    We practise what we preach through our volunteering and pro bono work with local and national charities.

    Many of our charity solicitors have positions outside of work as trustees, and support organisations including:

    We continue to support several charities on a pro bono basis in managing their trust accounts in collecting and distributing legacies, holding board meetings and managing their corporate governance.

    Through the Brachers Charitable Trust we also support the valuable work of numerous not-for-profit organisations across Kent, as well as further afield. You can find out more about our support of charities in our corporate social responsibility information

    Meet our clients

    Hear from our client the East Malling Trust, a Kent-based scientific research charity, about why they work with us.

    • Setting up a charity or social enterprise

      Charity mergers and collaborative arrangements

      Charity funding

      Restructuring your charity

      Charity volunteers and their rights

      Charity organisational reviews

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