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Charles Russell Speechlys

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What the team is known for

Draws on the full spectrum of services offered by the firm to tend to its many prominent third-sector clients, most notably from the military, arts and religious sectors. Able to advise clients on an array of issues that impact charities, including fundraising, contractual, real estate and employment matters. Also active on incorporations and registrations as well as assisting with regulatory compliance and governance reviews.

Strengths

One client notes that the firm "has a strong blend of specialisms which complement the work of charities," adding that the team has "developed a strong understanding of our culture and priorities as a charity."

Another client remarks that "the advice that they provide is invaluable."

Work highlights

Advised the National Museum of the Royal Navy on how to structure a joint venture with the Marie Rose Trust to jointly market and sell tickets for the attractions and exhibits in the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.

Notable practitioners

Penelope Byatt is an associate based in Charles Russell Speechlys' Cheltenham office. She provides a range of charities with assistance on governance matters, including interactions with the Charity Commission.
"She is a brilliant lawyer who is extremely well organised, professional and has a very nice manner." "She is thorough, helpful and proactive."

Sarah Rowley advises a wide array of clients, including military, cultural and health charities. Her practice includes assisting with charity registrations, commercial agreements for fundraising and governance issues.
"She is responsive, highly intelligent and very approachable. She helps non-legal individuals to understand and communicate often complex matters to staff and trustees. Her broad experience in the charity sector means she can think creatively about different ways to tackle an issue and always has an interesting viewpoint on sector issues." "Sarah provides excellent and practical advice in a timely manner. She is incredibly approachable and relates to clients in a way that builds trust and confidence."

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Charles Russell Speechlys

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Location

5 Fleet Place

London

Greater London

UK

EC4M 7RD

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