Military Charities

“An ongoing development of excellent service for charities covering all areas and ensuring advice covers all areas of charity law and governance and compliance. Their complete package for charity clients is superb.”

Legal 500, 2024

“The team at Wilsons is rightly recognised for their work for charities. Wilsons are the team you think of when you think of charity work (both contentious and non-contentious). They have a really strong profile in the market and well-deserved recognition as experts in this area”

Legal 500, 2024

“Their billing structure is adopted throughout the sector, making it easier for charity finance teams to property budget for impending legal fees.”

Legal 500, 2024

“They have a unique understanding of the needs of charities; not just the legal aspect but also how Trustees need to be advised – their written and verbal advice reflects this. They manage to home in on the critical points of a case, advise accordingly and ensure that all points are covered.”

Legal 500, 2024

“Wilsons is simply outstanding. The team is fully committed to delivering top-level service and advice.”

Chambers, 2023

“The team built a clear timeline and their approach was professional, empathic and thorough. Their advice was carefully considered and delivered in clear and helpful terms”

Chambers, 2023

Committed to service

Ensuring good governance and managing trustees is a vital and demanding role. Our highly-experienced team – including current and ex-serving personnel, relatives of force members and charity trustees – can help you whether your military charity is established or just getting off the ground.

Advice shaped by experience

We understand the complex issues and questions arising from the Charities Act 2006. Our experience covers restructuring, incorporation and amalgamation of military charities, as well as the establishment of trading subsidiaries

Military charities often face frequent changes in trustees, so a sound governance structure and trustees who understand their roles and responsibilities are essential. We provide governance reviews and training to help everyone work more effectively. 


Understanding your activities

Our useful factsheets can help answer your questions about defining, registering and running your military charity.


Download our factsheets:

•    What you need to know about your charity
•    Registering your charity
•    Making your charity more efficient