Many of us are constantly looking for ways to help others and one way of achieving this admirable aim is to set up and run your own charity.

If you are considering setting up a charity it is essential to use a charity law specialist to ensure that the objectives of the charity are drafted correctly and in accordance with the extremely strict requirements of the Charity Commission.

At Birchall Blackburn Law we have a very experienced and accessible team of charity law solicitors. They can assist on all legal aspects of running a charity, including setting up new charities and advising on the best structure for the type of organisation being created.

They can assist in:

  • Establishment and registration of new charitable organisations, including charitable incorporated organisations (CIOs)
  • Duties of trustees
  • Legacies and advice on website content
  • Preparation of conflict of interest policy, grant making policies and applications process
  • Trustee issues

Why go to Birchall Blackburn Law for help starting a charity?

Our team is led by Kristina Smith, who is a highly respected charity law specialist with many years of experience. Kristina advises many charities, holds trusteeships and regularly speaks on behalf of MENCAP.

Our North West team is one of the few in the region with experience in setting up new charitable incorporated organisations (CIOs). Our accreditations include membership of the highly respected Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE), Court of Protection Practitioners’ Association and Panel Deputy.

How much do charity services cost?

The cost varies depending on what is involved and the work required. All clients have an initial no obligation meeting to discuss their needs. Once we have a thorough understanding of the work to be undertaken, we will provide a fixed fee estimate and give you information about the funding options available to you. We are happy to discuss flexible payment arrangements.

Other private client services

Other services on our website that may be of interest include: