Charities

“Harbottle and Lewis have been a critical partner in both the start-up and ongoing growth of Virgin Unite. They have consistently been there with excellent council based on years of experience working with the charitable sector. They are also highly responsive and a great joy to work with. We would highly recommend them to any organisation looking for legal support in the charitable sector.”

Jean Oelwang, CEO of Virgin Unite

Charities have recently come under significant scrutiny and as a result are facing an increasing number of pressures. From formation, grants and governance to fundraising and disputes, you will benefit not just from our charities experience, but from the full range of expertise across the firm by understanding that charities need to be run and advised as businesses.

Our range of services, combined with our understanding of how charities work and the compliance and governance charity law issues that must be adhered to, makes us the safe pair of hands charities can rely on.

A charity is only as effective as its brand and reputation. We can help you to develop and understand the ways in which your brand can be used and protected most effectively in the media.

With so many good causes for the public to support, charities are increasingly employing the tactics of the advertising and entertainment industries in order to get noticed. It is often the media-savvy charities that really stand out. If you wish to make the most of the opportunities that new technology brings, it is important that you do so in a way that maintains your values and reputation, whilst complying with charities law. We can provide you with both the media and technology know-how and long-standing experience of the not-for-profit sector. We will help you become more commercial in ways that uphold your principles.