Prolegis Lawyers

Charities Department

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What the team is known for Pre-eminent charities and NFP boutique, handling the full range of practice area mandates for clients of all kinds, including public and private bodies and individual philanthropists. Particularly noted for its ability to cover the full range of issues faced by charity and not-for-profit clients, including the establishment, structuring and governance of charities, compliance and contentious matters and tax structuring.

Strengths Clients praise the team for "its depth of knowledge and the accessibility and practical nature of the advice."

Another client adds: "Their advice is always timely, provided with a view to the commercial realities of a given situation, and detailed."

Work highlights Acted for the Australian Sports Foundation on tax and corporate structuring to assist the foundation in being named as a deductible gift recipient.

Notable practitioners

Anne Robinson AM is a standout figure in the market, frequently engaged by charities and not-for-profit organisations to advise with regard to corporate governance and compliance. Clients emphasise her previous experience working in the charity sector and her industry knowledge as an important strength, one commenting: "She really understands the charity sector and she's had the practical experience in that space."