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What the team is known for

Established practice offering high-quality advice on a number of issues impacting charities. Regularly assists clients with governance issues and the establishment of charities as well as mergers, restructurings, property transactions and social investments. Acts for a broad range of charitable institutions, including educational bodies, social housing charities, corporate foundations, health trusts and faith-based charities.

Strengths

An interviewee reveals: "Wrigleys have consistently been responsive and helpful. They really listen and always go the extra mile to help us in trying times."

One client says: "The firm possesses a lot of knowledge, which they are able to impart in a very clear, concise and understandable way."

Another notes: "The team are extremely thorough and provide very clear advice based on a comprehensive understanding of the law and analysis of the particular problem."

Work highlights

Assisted Hope for Justice with obtaining approval from the Charity Commission for regulated alterations to be made to the constitutions of both Hope for Justice and Retrak.

Notable practitioners

Fiona Wharton focuses her practice on the provision of governance and structuring advice to charitable organisations. She regularly assists with charity incorporations and mergers, and is noted for her knowledge of issues concerning the relationship between public sector organisations and charities.
"Her knowledge of charity law is excellent, and her ability to explain complex legal matters in a straightforward and understandable way makes her a pleasure to work with." "Fiona is very approachable and has an ability to explain things in a clear and concise way."

Malcolm Lynch is well versed in advising charities on social finance and investment issues, governance and safeguarding matters as well as commercial transactions. He has additional experience assisting clients with contentious issues and relations with the Charity Commission.
"Malcolm is one of the leading gurus on issues affecting community benefit societies."

Peter Parker advises charities on a range of matters including merger transactions, incorporations and partnership agreements. He also regularly assists clients with the raising of funds for social investment matters.
"He worked collaboratively with us to meet our requirements and provided an excellent service."

Sylvie Nunn is highly renowned for her expertise in advising on charity establishments and incorporations, governance and structuring issues as well as grant-making agreements.
"She is very knowledgeable -  we felt complete confidence in the advice we were given." "Sylvie is very collaborative and thinks outside the box."

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Overview

We are one of the few law firms in the country with dedicated lawyers working exclusively for charity and social enterprise clients.

We specialise in advice for:

  • Charities.​
  • Social enterprises.
  • Other voluntary, community and faith organisations.
  • Schools and other further and higher education establishments.

Members

Lynch, Malcolm (Head of Department)

Billington, Chris

Greaves, Sue

Nunn, Sylvie A

Parker, Peter

Smallman, Godfrey

Wharton, Fiona

Wilson, Elizabeth

Charities

Wrigleys Solicitors LLP

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Location

19 Cookridge Street

Leeds

West Yorkshire

UK

LS2 3AG

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Fiona Wharton
Band 4
Malcolm Lynch
Band 2
Peter Parker
Band 4
Sylvie A Nunn
Band 1