Charity Team leaflet July 2015

Russell-Cooke is one of the country’s top 100 law firms. With over 170 lawyers across our three offices in London, we offer a full range of services to commercial and charitable organisations, social businesses, public sector bodies, regulators and individual clients. The firm is not driven purely by profit and recognises that it has responsibility to its clients, its staff and the wider community. The charity and social business team provides practical legal advice to hundreds of charities and other not-for-profit organisations, which are varied in legal structure and area of operation, ranging from household names to “kitchen table” and start-up charities. Our specialist lawyers have a national reputation in their field and first- hand experience of the sector. We take a proactive approach and make time to listen and get to know our clients, ensuring the service we provide is proportionate and tailored to your requirements.

We have a breadth of expertise and can assist with most matters that a charity will need advice on, including:

n governance and constitutional matters n establishment and incorporation of all types of charities and social enterprises n trading and the use of trading subsidiaries n tendering, contracting and the employment law aspects ofservice provision changes n support and advice dealing with regulators including the Charity Commission, CQC and the Health and Safety Executive n supplier contracts, information technology and all aspects of ecommerce

mergers and grouping arrangements


n consortia working and joint ventures n fundraising law and commercial participation agreements n employment law, TUPE and related pension advice

n employment tribunals and claims

n acquisitions, disposals and developments of property

including planning and construction matters

They provided an excellent service... very responsive to my needs Chambers 2015

n leases, licences and transfers of land n dispute resolution in respect of commercial, contested legacy and property matters

intellectual property and trademarks brand and reputation management


Excellent in all respects, Russell-Cooke provides clear, concise information to the client Legal 500 2014

n finance and social investment


n risk management and legal “audits”

data management issues


They have the right balance between light touch and detailed analysis, and know when to alert us to high risk issues

tax and VAT

n change management issues


They have an overall system that provides excellent service from the moment an enquiry or piece of work is submitted to them to the final billing Chambers 2014

In this booklet you will find contact details for key members of the team. We also work closely with others across the firm to meet clients’ needs. Whether you need a quick phone call to answer a specific question or more detailed advice, please get in touch.

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