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As specialist charity lawyers, Wrigleys' large team of specialists advises in many niche areas.

 

  • Armed Forces - Extensive experience of the establishment, governance and restructuring of military charities, particularly where regiments have been reorganised.
  • Arts and Culture - Acting for museums and other heritage charities including a number of stately homes and historic houses with associated chattels.
  • Clubs and Sports - Guidance on how charity law can benefit clubs.
  • Co-housing and Community Land Trusts - Advice on structuring and financing all forms of community-led projects. More details available here
  • Ecclesiastical and Faith Based - A broad range of advice to religious charities. More details are available here
  • Education  - Considerable experience of the legal structures and frameworks of most educational services. More details are available here
  • Environment - Acting for several environmental based organisations and our work includes the sphere of renewable energy projects. More details are available here.
  • Grant-making foundations - Some of the oldest charities are grant-making trusts, often with a permanent endowment that cannot be spent. Wrigleys not only advise on the legal aspects, but also foundations' strategic options including helping to establish contacts with other foundations and charities.
  • Heritage and conservation - Providing tailored, specialist advice and significant experience to heritage, conservation and cultural charities. Further details of advice on Heritage Property and Works of Art is available here
  • Health and NHS - Significant experience of the governance, rationalisation and restructuring of NHS charities including following the statutory reorganisation of an NHS body that administers charitable funds. More details are available here.
  • Students' Unions - From our experiences of working with students' unions, we are aware first hand of the key legal issues that trustees and staff face.  Matters such as trustee relations, society activity, charity independence, fundraising, charitable trading, employment and legal issues such as compliance with the 'prevent duty' are a few examples of the areas of work we could support. Download our brochure here.

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".

- Chambers & Partners

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Malcolm Lynch View Biography

Malcolm Lynch

Partner
Leeds

Sylvie Nunn View Biography

Sylvie Nunn

Partner
Leeds

Meet the team

Malcolm Lynch View Biography

Malcolm Lynch

Partner
Leeds

Godfrey Smallman View Biography

Godfrey Smallman

Consultant
Sheffield

Elizabeth Wilson View Biography

Elizabeth Wilson

Partner
Leeds

Dr John McMullen View Biography

Dr John McMullen

Partner
Leeds

Tim Wrigley View Biography

Tim Wrigley

Partner
Leeds

Chris Billington View Biography

Chris Billington

Partner
Leeds

Sylvie Nunn View Biography

Sylvie Nunn

Partner
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

Solicitor
Leeds

Clare Lawrence View Biography

Clare Lawrence

Solicitor
Leeds

Moving closer towards 21st century pensions trusteeship

The Pensions Regulator is proposing clarity on its powers to impose financial penalties on trustees. The outcome may mean an increase in fines.

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Professional Trustees - a chimera of the pensions world?

The Pensions Regulator consults on a definition of 'professional trustee' as we face an increasing drive towards '21st century trusteeship'.

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Charity trustees criticised for selling property too cheaply

Charity Commission finds ‘basic and serious mismanagement’ by the trustees in selling land for £15m less than it was worth.

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Charity Tax Group Regional Meeting

Date: 04 May 2017

Venue: Radisson Blu Hotel, The Light, Leeds

Speaker: CTG’s Chairman and Technical Adviser

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Through the Maze - June 2017

Date: 06 Jun 2017

Venue: DoubleTree by Hilton, Leeds

Speaker: Various

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Employment Law Update for Charities 2017

Date: 15 Jun 2017

Venue: Hilton Leeds City

Speaker: Guest Speaker: David D'Souza, CIPD, Head of London

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