Charities and social enterprises can often become involved in managing and resolving disputes, and with the unique pressures faced by social purpose organisations it is imperative that we are able to provide you with sensitive and robust advice.
If you are facing a dispute regarding your charity or social enterprise, we can help you. We will work with you to understand your desired outcomes, ensuring you are aware of all the options available, and make sure we deliver the best result for you, whilst ensuring that the good reputation of your organisation is safeguarded.
Our dispute resolution advice for charities
Our specialist team are experience in all types of dispute resolution, being able to advise you on areas including, but not limited to:
- expert determination
- pre-action protocols
Our team are also experienced in all types of court action from the High Court and District Registries to the Local County Courts and Tribunals. If a hearing cannot be avoided our experienced advocates can represent you in court.
Our dispute resolution costs for charities
We understand that costs are always an important consideration to you and we will be clear with our costs from the outset. Throughout the lifetime of a dispute we will regularly give you cost updates including estimates of any further expenses and interim bills.
We are able to offer a range of funding options including no win – no fee and fixed fee arrangements and the availability of after the event insurance to protect you from the risk of an adverse costs order.
Supporting charities and social enterprises every step of the way
We are one of very few law firms in the South West with genuine specialist, in-depth, charity law expertise, as well as being recognised as a leading firm for charity law by the independent Legal 500 and Chambers legal directories.
Our charities team is led by James Evans who is one of very few senior charity specialist lawyers based west of Bristol, working exclusively with charities, social enterprises, education institutions and other ‘social purpose’ organisations, while our specialist dispute resolution and litigation team is led by Jill Headford.