We know every decision you make is grounded in your faith.
We help you maintain that, so you can uphold your values while staying compliant with the law. Our advice is sensitive and practical.
Many of our team have personal links with the faith communities we advise. That shapes our advice and means we understand your priorities.
As the UK’s leading charity law firm, we advise charities and places of worship linked to many faiths. They include several different Christian denominations, as well as Hindu, Muslim, Jewish and Buddhist communities, along with interfaith and umbrella organisations.
How we help
We’re charity specialists, so we understand the challenges you face – from demonstrating public benefit to the Charity Commission, through to the employment law around volunteers. We help with immigration, including visas and helping families returning from service abroad. We advise on real estate, including buying, selling and using it to finance new ventures – all while complying with charity law.
We advise on establishing and registering faith-based charities, as well as their governance and constitutions, internal disputes, fundraising and financing, mergers and reorganisations, tax planning and VAT, property and places of worship, reputation management and media relations, and safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries.
We help with regulatory compliance cases launched by HMRC and the Charity Commission. Also, for faith-based organisations that cross borders, we help set up international structures.
Our Advisory & Impact team can help with measuring your impact and planning outcomes, along with corporate finance, strategy, and transactions like mergers and acquisitions.
A Christian charity was sued for refusing to employ a non-Christian. We proved that the faith ethos was so central to how the charity worked that they could not be required to recruit someone from another faith.
We’re the UK’s leading charity law firm, experienced in negotiating with the Charity Commission. We help demonstrate public benefit, and deal with how to pay your leaders for their work.
We’re experts in charity employment issues – like asking full-time workers to raise their own financial support – as well as leaders in volunteer law.
We help with visas for religious workers, finding the right immigration option for people training in the UK or joining religious communities here, or families returning from abroad.
The buildings you use and worship in are often your biggest asset – financially and spiritually. We help you buy and sell property, negotiate disputes, and finance your growth.
We help with measuring your impact and planning outcomes, along with corporate finance, strategy, and transactions like mergers and acquisitions.