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Much of the advice given by the Wrigleys Charity and Social Economy team relates to the life cycle of an organisation from formation to growth and, unfortunately on occasions, dissolution.

Governance

Once the structure is in place, we aim to continue as trusted advisers to your organisation through its life cycle, giving advice on good governance, day to day operations and strategy for growth. Advice to your organisation and trustees or directors may include:

  • Governance health checks
  • Trustee training - please download our brochure below
  • Charity Administration service
  • Charity law advice
  • Compliance and regulation
  • Collaborations
  • Dissolution
  • Mergers
  • Outsourcing and sub contracting
  • Social Media Management

Structures

Of course there are numerous structures available; each with associated advantages and disadvantages:

  • Charitable company, trust or unincorporated association.
  • Charitable Incorporated Organisation ("CIO").
  • Not-for-profit company such as a company limited by guarantee.
  • Community Interest Company ("CIC").
  • Co-operative Society.
  • Community Benefit Society (CBS).

We help clients and professional advisers to choose the most suitable form and give individuals guidance on the implications for them as trustees or directors.

For further details about Wrigleys' wider charity services, please refer to the menu opposite.

Chambers & Partners 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".

"I think the main reason we enjoy working with them is because we feel that they sympathise with our cause and understand why we are driving for what we want."

- Chambers & Partners

 

Governance & Structures

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Malcolm Lynch

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Godfrey Smallman

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Sheffield

Meet the team

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Peter Parker

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Leeds

Malcolm Lynch View Biography

Malcolm Lynch

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Leeds

Godfrey Smallman View Biography

Godfrey Smallman

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Sheffield

Chris Billington View Biography

Chris Billington

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Leeds

Elizabeth Wilson View Biography

Elizabeth Wilson

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Leeds

Dr John McMullen View Biography

Dr John McMullen

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Leeds

Tim Wrigley View Biography

Tim Wrigley

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Leeds

Sylvie Nunn View Biography

Sylvie Nunn

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Leeds

Joanna Blackman View Biography

Joanna Blackman

Solicitor
Leeds

Natalie Johnson View Biography

Natalie Johnson

Solicitor
Leeds

Sue Greaves View Biography

Sue Greaves

Partner
Sheffield

Sue King View Biography

Sue King

Partner
Leeds

Clare Lawrence View Biography

Clare Lawrence

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Leeds

Strong and stable: ignore the spin, the substance still matters

Strong and stable might no longer be a fashionable phrase, but that's exactly what good governance of academy trusts is all about.

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Modern slavery statements and the academy trust

With victims of modern slavery in England likely to number over 10,000, we consider supply chain transparency requirements for academy trusts.

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Community-led housing: Lancaster gathering

Interested in community-led housing? Join us on Saturday 4 November at the Friend's Meeting House in Lancaster.

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Annual Charity Governance Seminar 2017

Date: 19 Oct 2017

Venue: Hilton City Leeds

Speaker: Sarah Atkinson , Julia Unwin CBE

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Philanthropy Impact - The role of professional advisers, philanthropists...

Date: 07 Nov 2017

Venue:

Speaker: Fran Hegyi, Executive Director, Hull UK City of Culture 2017; Andrew Dixon, Director, Culture Creativity Place, Bid adviser Leeds 2023; Other speakers TBC

Further information and booking

Schools Breakfast Club: Preparing for GDPR in Schools - 14th November

Date: 14 Nov 2017

Venue: Wrigleys Solicitors, 19 Cookridge Street, Leeds

Speaker: Ibrahim Hassan, solicitor and director of Act Now Training Limited

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