Constitutional & Governance

Helping you put others first

Clear-sighted, connected and compassionate, our charity team is consistently ranked among the top two legal advisers to charities in the UK. From establishment and governance to collaboration and compliance, we advise charities across the spectrum.

Strength on your side

We have a wealth of experience in the charity sector and we’re proud to count a former senior lawyer at the Charity Commission among our team. As well as advising on governance and constitutional issues, we also cover:

•    Restructuring
•    Permanent endowment
•    Incorporation
•    Trustee powers and duties
•    Intellectual property
•    Charity land
•    Funding and fundraising 
•    Trading subsidiaries

For those starting up new charities, we can advise on charitable status and public benefit requirements. We also regularly help clients dealing with the Charity Commission and other regulatory authorities, from obtaining consents to handling formal inquiries.

Always up-to-date with the latest developments in charity and company law, we can review your governance reviews to ensure compliance and provide training specific to your trustees’ needs.

“Personal service is key here, with every approach being handled efficiently and quickly. Where research and advice are provided, it is always thorough and applicable. ”

Legal 500, 2022

“Wilsons is thoroughly modern, able to deal with all forms of communication in whatever form has been required, in spite of the current pandemic.’”

Legal 500, 2022

“Since lockdown, the firm has not missed a beat, transferring seamlessly from office to home based with no tangible interruption. All the members of the team have a excellent working relationship with clients. ”

Legal 500, 2022