Pressure on the charity and social enterprise sector has increased in recent years, seeing organisations inevitably being asked to do much more with a lot less.
Our charity clients tell us that they want a law firm that provides pragmatic and commercially focused legal support for their teams and trustees to help them run thriving organisations that deliver the best possible outcomes for their beneficiaries. The charity team at Endeavour are always available to give practical solutions to a truly diverse range of issues and provide the confidence to react proactively to all opportunities.
We are trusted business advisers and indeed friends to a great many charity trustees and managers, who rely on our tailored advice. Providing a 360 degree approach to service we support organisations from formation through to day to day governance.
Our clients include charities working across many areas of the sector; from smaller outfits working in local communities through to much larger international organisations.
Our experience of acting for a wide range of charities enables us to identify common issues and difficulties and proactively pass on our knowledge and best practice to you. Our fully tailored products and services give you cost effective and affordable legal solutions to areas of custom and practice that are common throughout the sector.
Services within this sector
EU and UK immigration laws can be strict and complex, we can guide you through the process of employing overseas workers or volunteers.
Buildings and Land
The building is the home of your charity, we can advise on all your property related queries whether you're moving premises or reviewing your lease.
The setup of charitable organisations including trading agreements, trustee/director duties and incorporation.
Our commercial team regularly advise clients in relation to all aspects of commercial contracts.
Company Secretarial Services
This service is designed to suit your charity's needs, giving you time to focus on your compliance.
Construction, Property and Planning
We have specialist expertise in relation to the negotiation, formation and project management of construction contracts as well as in relation to the resolution of construction disputes in the Charity sector.
We can help organisations with the difficult task of dispute resolution whether that be purely investigation or litigation enforcement.
Employment and Pensions
Supporting charities with everyday HR tasks to drafting employment contracts with employees and volunteers.
Environmental and Regulatory
We can guide and support you through all the complex issues related with charity regulation and environmental issues.
Funding is vital for charities to grow and complete the vital work for the community, our experienced banking and finance team can support organisations in this aspect.
Advice on the varying types of legal agreements and the liabilities for these agreements entered into by the charities governing body.
We have one thing in common with all our clients, the desire to be the best we can be.
Charities are reliant on the network around them and we have excellent support in Endeavour Partnership. Not only do we receive exceptional legal advice, that is direct and specialised, but also the genuine involvement from a team who are truly engaged with our cause and who have travelled the journey with us.
Colin Cooper - Finlay Cooper Fund
Charity Blog Posts
The guide to change for Charity Trustees
26 September 2016
Change is coming! What to expect if you are a Charity trustee and a guide on how to implement them within your charity.