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The Legal 500 guide considers Wrigleys the leading charity law firm of the North East and Chambers Guide to the Legal Profession has given the firm premier ranking in the area of charity legal service.
Chambers & Partners 2012 reports that Wrigleys' charity clients believe the firm delivers "magic circle quality outside the magic circle" and is "a reliable and efficient team that understands the charity sector and maintains a friendly and open approach".
We are one of the few law firms in the country with dedicated lawyers working exclusively for charity and social enterprise clients. We specialise in advice relating to the formation and governance of charities, other voluntary, community and faith organisations and social enterprises.
Our work covers general charity governance issues, company formation, including trading subsidiaries, advice on choice of vehicle and governing documents, advice on and carrying out the application for registration as a charity, sale and purchase of businesses, trading and general fundraising issues, social investment, general contract work, employment, intellectual property and general property work.
We have also advised on employee benefit trusts and co-ownership for many years.
We produce a quarterly bulletin, Social Economy, for our charity and not-for-profit clients, and topical issues arising from our regular seminars/trustee training programmes are featured on our website.
Charities and Social enterprises deliver public benefits. Their activities can be wide and varied:
Lord Hodgson has carried out a review of the Charities Act 2006. The link below provides a commentary on Lord Hodgson’s report.