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Wilsons

Charities

3 ranked lawyersBand 3UK-wideUK 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Noteworthy practice with a significant legacy disputes offering for charity beneficiaries. Provides expert counsel on all types of regulatory and constitutional matters, including governance, compliance and trustee duties. Additionally advises on an array of commercial issues including real estate, funding and data protection.

Strengths

One client notes: "The team's strengths are flexibility, speed of service, use of initiative and competitive pricing."

Another client says: "They are a really good and trusted firm in the sector that possesses huge amounts of experience."

Work highlights

Advised The Godolphin School in relation to a change to its charitable objects that will give the governors discretion to admit boys to the nursery.

Notable practitioners

Charlotte Watts is noted for her in-depth knowledge of legacy disputes. Clients appreciate that she provides "succinct advice and always considers the charity's best interests."

Fiona Campbell-White is an experienced lawyer who attracts considerable praise from notable clients for her contentious probate practice. Her recent experience includes advising on disputes involving criminal compensation orders and questions over adequate provision for dependants. A market commentator says: "She is so experienced that she resolves issues very quickly and always achieves a good outcome for the charities."

Peter Jeffreys is especially focused on complex legacy administration matters. He advises charities on issues around conditional inheritance and contradictory wills. Appreciative clients note: "He considers costs versus benefits and allows the charity to carry out as much work as possible to keep costs down."

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UK-wide

Charities


Charlotte Watts
Up and Coming
Fiona Campbell-White
Band 3
Peter Jeffreys
Band 4