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 2017 edition of The Legal 500 UK, for Charities and not-for-profit (Brighton).
Rix & Kay Solicitors LLP provides “excellent advice, a great service and good value for money”. The firm is known for its expertise in acting for sporting charities, and also advises a range of local and international not-for-profits on the full array of corporate, commercial, property and employment issues. Highlights included assisting The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust with an expedition project to increase conservation efforts for the Bewick Swan, advising on employment matters along with sponsorship, confidentiality rights and intellectual property. Bruce Hayter acts for a number of sporting charities and conservation projects, Alan Zeal advises on takeovers, mergers and joint ventures, and Richard Cripps is the key figure for property-related matters. Active Sussex and Antsy Village Centre Steering Committee are also clients.
Quote from the 2017 edition of The Legal 500 UK