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Charity Law Solicitors
If you are interested in setting up a charity, foundation or charitable trust, the solicitors at JMW will ensure every aspect of the adjoining legal process is handled quickly and efficiently, letting you get on with giving something back to society.
How to Create a New Charity
If you simply want to manage your philanthropy, a charitable trust or foundation will give you more flexibility, control and power over which charity will benefit and when. However, if you are interested in forming a new charity, you will need to ensure your organisation meets the following criteria:
- There must be a governing document setting out how the charity will be run
- The charity must anticipate a gross annual income of £5,000
- The charity must only be involved with ‘charitable work’ that will provide public benefit
- The charity must have clear aims and objectives
Fulfilling the above parameters will allow you to register with the Charity Commission, ensuring you benefit from the significant Income Tax, Capital Gains Tax, Corporation Tax and Inheritance Tax (IHT) reliefs the government permits to charitable organisations.
Why Choose JMW?
Our friendly, experienced solicitors can help you in a number of areas related to charity law, including:
- Forming, registering and maintaining a charity
- Advising on the day-to-day management of a charity, foundation or charitable trust
- Assistance with various charity law matters, including grants, endowments and property
- Settling trustee disputes
- Dealing with the Charity Commission
- Complying with the Charities Act
We are highly recommended by charity websites as experts in the creation of charitable trusts.