Rollits is an established law firm with offices in Hull and York.  At Rollits, our Charities Team specialises in providing advice for all types of charities, social enterprises and not-for-profit organisations.

We regularly advise charities and other not-for-profit organisations on the incorporation process and how this can be achieved.

Many organisations experience limitations in operating as an unincorporated organisation with many funders and lenders insisting an organisation incorporates as a condition for providing funds.  This can delay funding applications if an organisation needs to change its legal structure first.  Similarly, other organisations struggle to attract new trustees or members as a result of operating with unlimited liability and an unincorporated structure can become an administrative burden and a barrier to moving positively forward. 

Operating through an incorporated structure can help organisations to become more efficient and resilient, attract new trustees and members and bring about many other advantages.

We are able to guide organisations in selecting the most appropriate incorporated structure that would help them achieve their objectives, facilitate the corporate set up as well as proving advice and implementing the transfer of assets, employees and business.


We regularly advise organisations on incorporations and potential structures such as:

  • Companies limited by shares or guarantee
  • Charitable Incorporation Organisations
  • Community Interest Companies
  • Incorporated Trustees
  • Community Benefit Societies
  • Trustee Companies

Key contact

Gerry Morrison

Direct dial +44 (0) 1482 337339


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