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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
  • Renewable Energy - Since the early 1990's Wrigleys has a wealth of experience of advising communities, charities and social enterprises in a number of key areas, including power purchase and supply agreements. Since 1995 we have advised Baywind; the first community energy society in the UK adapting a Danish community model to English law.
  • 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.
  • Social Finance - Extensive experience of working with both inventors and investees, including in relation to debt investment, and equity raised by large public companies to small scale community share issues. Our work for investors includes acting for corporate foundations, responsible finance providers and social finance intermediators.

Specialist Charity Sectors

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Godfrey Smallman

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Sheffield

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Malcolm Lynch

Partner
Leeds

Meet the team

Chris Billington View Biography

Chris Billington

Partner
Leeds

Godfrey Smallman View Biography

Godfrey Smallman

Consultant
Sheffield

Malcolm Lynch View Biography

Malcolm Lynch

Partner
Leeds

Sylvie Nunn View Biography

Sylvie Nunn

Partner
Leeds

Extended Disqualification Rules for Academy Trustees and Senior Executives

From the 1 August 2018, important changes are being made to the automatic disqualification rules for charity trustees.

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Alien Invasion: Japanese Knotweed

This article considers the risks of allowing japanese knotweed to spread on your land and the steps which a landowner can take.

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When do Academy Trusts Need a Trading Subsidiary?

What circumstances mean an academy trust may need to set up a subsidiary company to carry out trading activity, in order to comply with charity law.

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Employment Breakfast Briefing - 7 August 2018

Date: 07 Aug 2018

Venue: Radisson Blu, Leeds

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Employment Breakfast Briefing - 16 October 2018

Date: 16 Oct 2018

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27th Annual Charity Governance Seminar

Date: 18 Oct 2018

Venue: Hilton Leeds City

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