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.