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Malcolm Lynch

Email: malcolm.lynch@wrigleys.co.uk

Telephone: 0113 204 5724

Office: Leeds

Department: Charities & Social Economy

Position: Partner

Areas of practice:

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

Testimonials:

"very impressive" and provides "honest, straightforward and simple" advice (Chambers & 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

25 May 2022

Was an employee automatically unfairly dismissed for refusing to work during Covid-19 lockdown?

EAT: employee did not reasonably believe in serious and imminent danger at work and so was not automatically unfairly dismissed.

24 May 2022

Extension on the ban on exclusivity clauses announced

Move follows consultation which ran between December 2020 and February 2021.

17 May 2022

ONS statistics indicate some cases of “long Covid” will be a disability

ONS estimates that “long Covid” symptoms have adversely affected the day-to-day activities of 1.2 million people in the UK.