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Malcolm Lynch

Email: malcolm.lynch@wrigleys.co.uk

Telephone: 0113 204 5724 | 07768901793

Office: Leeds

Department: Charities & Social Economy

Position: Partner

Areas of practice:

Malcolm qualified as a solicitor in 1983. Malcolm advises a wide range of local, national and international charities, on charity law and relations with the Charity Commission, charity trading, fund raising, legal structures, mergers and governance. He also advises wider social economy companies including trading subsidiaries of charities, co-operative and employee owned enterprises, CIC's, co-housing, trade associations and other forms of mutual enterprise. Malcolm has been the adviser on a number of public share issues by social enterprises. Malcolm is a former chair of Ecology Building Society. He is recognised by the National Legal Directories, Legal 500 and Chambers as an expert in Charity Law.

"A dedicated charities lawyer who really knows the subject, and who also has a very charitable spirit - you need to be able to empathise, and Malcolm really can." - Chambers & Partners

Malcolm has written the following articles:

HMRC Consultation on Employee Ownership Trusts (EOTs) and Employee Benefit Trusts (EBTs) Working men’s clubs

 
 

Testimonials:

"our charity’s needs are extremely well overseen by Malcolm Lynch who keeps abreast of all matters relating to our account." (Legal 500)

"Malcolm is a gentleman and a magnanimous lawyer." (Chambers and Partners) 

 
 
 

Professional memberships:

Charity Law Association, FRSA

 
 
 

Publications:

Social Investment and Other Financing Techniques For Voluntary Organisations

ESOPs, ECOPs and Employee Ownership - A Guide for Trade Unionists

 
 
 

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