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Charities and Social Enterprises

We understand Charities and Social Enterprises; they are at the centre of what we do. Most importantly we appreciate that charities and businesses with a social purpose are different.

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Our strength lies in the wealth of specialist charity and social enterprise experience across the firm. So whether you are setting up a new charity or social enterprise, need to update your governing document, have an issue with a board member, are thinking of collaborating with another organisation, or a challenge has arisen over a legacy, we can help. Our team has come across, and assisted in solving, almost every legal problem your charity or social enterprise might face.

We will guide you through the necessary processes, overcoming any problems you may face in a sensitive. ‘joined up’ and pragmatic way, whilst focusing on the things that are most important to you and those you strive to help.

We can offer a range of pricing options tailored to your needs and situation. Working with you to ensure we meet and exceed your expectations, whilst helping you achieve your aims, is our shared priority.

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For existing charities we provide a review service to ensure that their activities are not out of step with their constitutions, advise on possible changes, and where necessary, negotiate with the Charity Commission.  We advise on charity law compliance, governance, collaborations and mergers, employment, property issues, fundraising, trading, dispute resolution, data protection, intellectual property and a whole host of other issues that charities and social enterprises encounter.

Our team includes members of the Charity Law Association (CLA), the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and a number of other organisations. Our team is highly rated by the independent Legal 500 and Chambers legal directories. James Evans, the partner leading our team is a recognised leader in the charities field, and several others have practical, hands-on experience as trustees or governors of a wide variety of charities and educational institutions. We work closely with agencies such as the Charity Commission, charity and social enterprise support organisations and other bodies involved in these sectors.

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What our clients say

Excellent legal support

We were glad to have Tozers’ excellent legal support and specialist charities expertise to help us navigate the complex process of achieving charity status successfully.

Somerset Cricket Foundation


Somerset Cricket Foundation