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Rix & Kay has a long-established reputation of working in partnership with charities and not-for-profit organisations. The firm is recognised as a leading practice in the charity sector by independent research directory, the Legal 500.

Our focus is simple: to work with charities to create an environment where they can flourish and deliver long-term, sustainable services to the communities and good causes they are passionate about.

Legal expertise in the charity sector

Rix & Kay’s dedicated Charity Sector Team is made up of experts from across the firm. Our multi-disciplinary team is led by Partners and draws on specialist lawyers from Corporate, Property, Employment, Dispute Resolution and Private Client. The Team also has a particular interest in working with regional sports charities and disability sports across Sussex and Kent and has worked on a number of high profile conservation and adventure expeditions.

Our Charity Sector Team touches most aspects of life in the sector, from day-to-day problems to strategic and constitutional issues.

  • Registration, constitutions and governance
  • Property acquisition, sale and management
  • Employment and volunteer issues
  • Advice for trustees
  • Fundraising and trading
  • Commercial and contract negotiation
  • Dispute resolution
  • Tax smart solutions including VAT

Working with national charities

Our expertise has allowed us to build up an impressive roster of national charities with whom we work. Our advice spans the entire spectrum of legal advice and clients include The National Autistic Society, Action for Deafness and the Air Ambulance Trust.

Rix & Kay is particularly well known for providing support to sporting charities such as The Sussex County Sports Partnership Trust on the full range of corporate, commercial, employment and property issues. It also assists a number of small charities with their directors’ and trustee duties, employment issues, and other day-to-day issues, as well as acting for larger charities. Recent highlights include advising the Ansty Village Centre Steering Committee on the establishment of a new charitable incorporated organisation and merging of the activities of the village hall, social club, cricket club, football club and their respective assets into the new organisation. Bruce Hayter acts for a number of local sports organisations and is recommended alongside real estate expert Richard Cripps and Alan Zeal.

Your most convenient Rix & Kay office.

Ashford Office
Suite 4c, Third Floor,
International House, Dover Place
Ashford, Kent, TN23 1HU

Tel: 01233 225660
Fax: N/A

Brighton & Hove Office
7 The Drive
Brighton & Hove

Tel: 01273 329797
Fax: 01273 324082
DX: 59257 Hove

Seaford Office
26 Sutton Park Road
Seaford, East Sussex
BN25 1QU


Sevenoaks Office
16 South Park
TN13 1AN

Tel: 01732 440855
Fax: 01732 440854
DX: 30025 Sevenoaks

Uckfield Office
The Courtyard
River Way
Uckfield, East Sussex
TN22 1SL

Tel: 01825 761555
Fax: 01825 764172
DX: 133963 Uckfield 2

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