Solicitors in Westminster, London
Property is often the most valuable asset of any charity. Whether the land is held for a specific purpose or as an investment, charity trustees need specialist advice in dealing with their charity's land.
We work with a variety of charities from small social enterprises, religious and educational charities through to national charities and large grant making organisations. Our team of real estate solicitors are specialists in dealing with charity property and are able to advise on all property matters from taking leases to property investments.
We have particular expertise in acting for charities with substantial property portfolios and advise on the implications of the Charities Act on property assets, including the development of land through non-primary trading vehicles. We are regularly asked by our charity clients to provide strategic property advice and work closely with our Charity team to ensure that our clients understand and work within the confines of their trusts/governing document, suggesting amendments or changes where appropriate.
Our property litigation team have acted for a number of charities in relation to disputes involving land, including proceedings in the county court, High Court and Court of Appeal and understand the complexities in representing charities. We are experienced in advising charities and charity trustees on the matters they need to consider both before and during proceedings and how best to protect the position of trustees. This extends to both charity proceedings and standard proceedings in which charities may be involved.
We also provide regular training throughout the year for trustees on all aspects of running a charity, including managing property and land. We also provide bespoke training to suit your needs. Please contact us for more information or to be added to our mailing list.
LBMW is a member of the Charities' Property Association.