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Solicitors specialising in advising heritage railways

Wrigleys acts for a wide variety of charities and other not-for-profit organisations, including a growing number which operate in the heritage rail sector.

Working with the Heritage Railway Association, and through a mixture of articles and seminars Wrigleys can provide updates on proposed and actual developments in legislation and case law, relevant to the heritage rail sector which are within our knowledge, together with training on those issues affecting you.



  • Governance reviews
  • Charitable structures
  • Advising on trustee duties, including trustee or director training
  • Collaborations, dissolutions and mergers
  • Trading subsidiaries and intra-group arrangements
  • Data protection and GDPR
  • Compliance and regulation
  • Charity law advice
  • Advising on contracts, including commercial and intellectual property arrangements and fundraising agreements
  • Purchases of land for development or expansion of heritage railways
  • Redevelopment of heritage railway stations and depots
  • Legal charges in favour of third sector funding bodies (such as Heritage Lottery Fund)
  • Advising on specific charity property issues
  • Acting for train operating companies on a wide range of property law matters
  • Leases (including retail units within stations)
  • Setting up personal trusts to protect heritage assets, such as locomotives, carriages, is something we’ve been asked about before



  • Employment Contracts
  • Policies and handbooks
  • Equality, diversity and inclusion
  • Managing volunteers
  • Redundancy and reorganisation
  • Managing difficult conversations
  • Heritage lottery bids
  • Grant funding and secured borrowing, plus traditional bank and secured loan finance
  • Community share issues
  • Bond issues, including providing for a financial return for investors
Malcolm Lynch View Biography

Malcolm Lynch

Direct Line: 0113 204 5724 | 07768901793


Richard Marson View Biography

Richard Marson

Direct Line: 0113 204 5737


Fiona Wharton View Biography

Fiona Wharton

Direct Line: 0191 814 1343


Meet the team

27 Nov 2023

Disabled Persons Trusts: A Guide for Parents, Carers, and Advisers

A guide to the advantages of Disabled Persons Trusts for Parents, Carers and Advisors including tax efficiency and protection of means-tested benefits

22 Nov 2023

An analysis of the case of Butler and the availability of Business property Relief in relation to a wedding events business

The recent case of Butler considers services provided by the wedding events business and whether or not these qualified for business property relief.