Charity Helpline

We understand the unprecedented issues currently facing the charity and social enterprise sector and firmly believe that there has never been a more important time for us to help one another.

If it would help you to discuss any charity or social enterprise related concerns that you may have, please complete the form below to set up a free 30 minute consultation with one of the team.

We’ll get back to you to arrange a time to talk. If you are an existing Bates Wells client, please get in touch directly with your normal contact.


Our Charity and Social Enterprise team are able to help you with a wide range of legal advice relating to the governance and operation of your charity or social enterprise, including your relationships with regulators and other organisations, fundraising, trading, financing and restructuring advice. If you have concerns relating to other areas of law, such as employment or real estate law, we will be able to direct you to general guidance and resources that may help you or discuss options for you to engage with Bates Wells colleagues who could provide more detailed guidance.

To learn more about how we will use your data, take a look at our privacy notice

Our free consultation is provided in line with our Terms of Business and our Fair Usage & Consultation Terms. Please tell us what you think of our service through our client satisfaction pages which also have details of our complaints process