Rix & Kay has a long-established reputation within the voluntary and not for profit sector and is actively involved with charities in a range of capacities from legal adviser to professional trustee. Our charities group combines all relevant legal disciplines and, in addition, through professional associations and networks with UK and overseas law firms, we are able to draw upon a vast range of UK and international experience.
Our Charity Sector Group touches most aspects of life in the voluntary sector, from day-to-day problems to strategic and constitutional issues, including:
- Registration, constitutions and governance
- Property acquisition, sale and management issues
- Employment and volunteer issues
- Fundraising and trading
- Commercial and contract negotiation
- Dispute resolution
- Trademark registration and the use of the internet
- Tax including VAT
Although we act for a number of large national organisations – we also assist many small and newly formed charities, offering practical and cost-effective solutions to everyday problems. We understand the need to balance the interests of beneficiaries, donors and funders, employees, trustees, volunteers and other stakeholders with efficient use of resources and the ethos of an organisation.
Our Charities team are recognised as a leading firm in the 2016 edition of The Legal 500 UK, for Charities and not-for-profit (Brighton).