Charles Russell Speechlys

Charities Department

UK-wide
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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 fund-raising, contractual, real estate and employment matters. Also active on incorporations and registrations as well as assisting with regulatory compliance and governance reviews.

Strengths A client describes the team as "very responsive and very knowledgeable on third-sector law and current best practice."

Another client remarks that "they are very good at explaining legal jargon."

Work highlights Advised the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund on contracts with external providers and a project concerning an increase in the provision of welfare services for its beneficiaries.

Notable practitioners

Sarah Rowley advises a wide array of clients, including military, cultural and health charities. Her practice includes assisting with charity registrations, commercial agreements for fund-raising and governance issues. A client says: "She has a thorough knowledge of our affairs and is fully engaged in our objectives. I greatly appreciate her careful and prompt advice."