Wright Johnston and Mackenzie Solicitors

Charity Law

As charity law and regulation has developed and become more complex, we can help your charity comply with the regulatory requirements whether those are imposed by OSCR, Companies House, or one of the myriad of other bodies a charity must work with.

We can help you decide on the most suitable legal structures for your new charity and on change of legal form/incorporation for existing charities. Changes to regulation has made it easier for charities to have trading arms – always important to generate income for a charity’s work – and we can help you navigate through the regulation and advise on what you can and cannot do. Some trading arms are social enterprises and we can help you put social benefit into your social enterprise.

We can provide a complete service through the set-up or reorganisation process, or simply be on hand to provide advice and guidance where needed.

We also provide guidance charity trustees’ powers and duties, helping them to be effective whilst minimising personal and organisational risks.