Setting Up a Charity

We recognise that determining which legal structure to use for a new charitable body is a crucial decision which deserves a great deal of careful consideration. Similarly, a charity's constitutional and governance provisions must be effective to enable it to function at optimal ability in an often challenging regulatory and commercial environment.

The capable and approachable lawyers at Lee Bolton Monier-Williams are on hand to support clients through each stage of setting up and registering a new charity, including the following:

  • Advising on and drafting constitutions and Governance
  • Advising on the role and duties of Trustees and Members
  • Advising on management structure and accountability
  • Determining charitable structures
  • Charity registration in England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland
  • Charitable objects and activities
  • Exempt and excepted charities
  • Ongoing and regulatory requirements
  • Public benefit requirement
  • Registration thresholds