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 2018 edition of The Legal 500 UK, for Charities and not-for-profit.
“Rix & Kay Solicitors LLP 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.”
Quote from the 2018 edition of The Legal 500 UK