Charities hold a special place in the heart of Underwood & Co. Several of our partners are Trustees of charitable trusts and companies, so have particular appreciation of the complex legal requirements which apply.

Our team has a great deal of experience working with charities whether they’re small local organisations or members of the Top 300 Charities list. We are perfectly placed to help with your unique requirements.

Some legal requirements for charities will be similar to those in any industry sector and come under the umbrella of other areas such as employment, property or corporate law, however, there are a number of issues that are very specific to charities:

  • AGMs, EGMs and company secretarial matters
  • Charitable status
  • Company and trust structures
  • Charity Commission compliance
  • Dissolving charities
  • Establishing charities
  • Legacy management and disputes
  • Trustees’ and directors’ powers and responsibilities

Key Contact (s)


Drawing on our extensive experience in acting as and advising trustees and administrators, we can advise on all aspects of charity law.