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BTO Solicitors LLP

Charities

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What the team is known for

Large client following among housing associations, health and social care charities and cultural charities. Also assists clients operating in the education sector as well as trusts and grant-giving charities. Advises on governance, charity formations, litigation and financing issues. Notably adept at handling employment and property-related mandates.

Strengths

A client notes: "They are highly skilled negotiators who will tell you if they do not think the approach you have chosen is the correct one, while offering solutions. I trust their judgement."

Another reports: "The advice was clear and the end result was exactly what we were looking for."

"When I need them, they respond quickly and armed with the required background information and legal advice," says an interviewee.

Work highlights

Advised the Sir James Robertson Charitable Trust on the distribution of its assets following the decision to wind up the charity.

Notable practitioners

Marion Davis regularly acts on behalf of charities in relation to a range of issues, including governance and regulatory matters, trustee disputes and charity formations. She is experienced in corresponding with the OSCR and frequently provides governance training to trustees. A client remarks: "My experience of working with Marion Davis has been first rate. She brings a lot of knowledge and, very importantly, has made the effort to understand the issues that impact on our organisation."

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