Charities are at the heart of our local communities and are
driven by their values. Charities and Social Enterprises
offer innovative solutions to complex social problems.
Characterised by diversity and innovation, the charity sector
ranges from small local organisations to large national operations
that may be part of a group structure, with mergers and
partnerships between charities becoming increasingly
Charities are constantly facing new commercial, ethical and
legal challenges, and operating an effective charity, voluntary
organisation or social enterprise requires commercial efficiency,
professional management and strategic planning - as with any good
business. Pressures on the sector mean that organisations are
constantly looking for ways to adapt to the economic landscape.
While charities must operate within the charity law framework,
they do not want to lose sight of their mission by becoming tied up
in legal red tape. That's where Rollits can help.
Our sector experience
Rollits is renowned for its high-quality advice, broad
experience and up-to-date knowledge of the legal issues affecting
charities and social enterprises. And with tight budgets being a
constant pressure, we can offer fixed-fee packages. We have
become the partner of choice for some well-known national
charities, social enterprises and community interest companies from
across the sector.
Our dedicated charities team has experience of working on a wide
range of projects for charities delivering public services, and can
advise on governance and structural issues, contractual, employment
and pensions issues; and for those engaged in trading, we can
advise on taxation. We have a great deal of experience in assisting
charities wishing to collaborate, whether through joint working or
through a formal merger, and are fully conversant with the range of
legal structures available. We also advise on joint ventures
between charities and commercial partners.
Our charities and social enterprise team has experience of
helping charities in regard to finance and fundraising issues, and
we regularly assist charity trustees in relation to governance and
formation. We also liaise with the Charity Commission with regard
to regulatory and consent issues.
Why use Rollits?
Rollits stands out from other charity law specialists by
offering a truly comprehensive package of support. Our
highly-regarded charities team is well known for its pure charity
law expertise, but also has the breadth and depth of knowledge
required across all legal areas. We pride ourselves on providing a
joined-up and practical approach that is free of legal
jargon. We add further value to our services, by ensuring
that we stay at the forefront of legal developments.
Our legal experts are regular contributors to leading industry
publications such as New Law Journal's Charities And Appeals
Supplement, writing on topical issues affecting the charity sector.
In addition, we run an annual charities' legal update seminar from
our York and Hull offices, and can offer in-house bespoke trustee
training, seminars or briefings for charity clients and provide
regular newsletters for charity clients on developments in the
sector. We act for many high-profile organisations for whom
we have become trusted partners including Charity Bank, which
finances social enterprises, charities and community organisations
throughout the UK.
- Charity Formation, Mergers, Demergers and Dissolution
- Compliance with The Charities Act and Regulatory issues
- Charity Trustees' Legal Duties and Responsibilities
- Monitoring and advising on new legislation
- Trust Law
- Constitutional Matters
- Trading, Fundraising and Taxation issues
- Joint Ventures between charities and third parties
- Intellectual Property
- Website and ICT issues
- Data Protection and Freedom of Information
- Employment and Pensions
- Commercial Partnerships
- Amendment of Constitutions and Articles of Association
- Charity registration
Get in touch
To discuss our services, please contact us.