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Croftons has a long history of advising charitable organisations, ranging from small, local and faith-based charities and social enterprises to large, national not-for-profit organisations and social housing and care providers.


We understand the changing and challenging environment charities now operate in, and the unique requirements of clients working in the not-for-profit sector.

With our specialist support we can help ensure you meet the legal requirements and regulations set out by the Charity Commission, while at the same time maximising your income streams and organisational development through sound operational, commercial and strategic advice.

Our expertise

  • Choosing the right legal structure – Charitable Incorporated Organisation, charitable company, unincorporated association or trust
  • Formation and registration of new organisations
  • Constitutional matters and organisational structure
  • Negotiation and other dealings with the Charity Commission
  • Developing social enterprises and delivering social value
  • Drafting and preparation of Trust Deeds
  • Advice/training on responsibilities, obligations and liabilities of Trustees
  • Trustee benefits, pay and tax advice
  • Legacies and endowments
  • Interpretation of Trust Deeds where, for example, dispute between trustees arises
  • Advice on all aspects of acquisition and disposal of commercial or residential property held by charities
  • Procurement and commercial contracts / corporate partnerships
  • Charity investment, funding and grant issues
  • Intellectual property and trademark issues
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Croftons is the trading name of Croftons Solicitors LLP, a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with number OC343375. The term ‘partner’, if used, denotes a member of Croftons Solicitors LLP or a senior solicitor of Croftons Solicitors LLP with equivalent standing and qualifications. A full list of members is open to inspection at the office. Croftons is authorised and regulated by The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) number 508041. Croftons has its principal place of business at The Lexicon, Mount Street, Manchester, M2 5FA.

 

 

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