Charities

With broad experience in all aspects of charity law, we are well placed to provide clients with effective, pragmatic advice.

We act for a wide range of charitable bodies and not-for-profit organisations, from grant-making family trusts to national charities operating in fields such as education and social care.

We also advise individuals on the establishment of charitable trusts, companies and charitable incorporated organisations and on tax-efficient giving. We can also help with the establishment of alternative structures, such as community interest companies, in circumstances where full charitable status may not be the best option.

Many charities operate not only in the UK but also overseas.  We coordinate advice with foreign lawyers to achieve the best results in all relevant jurisdictions.  We have particular experience in establishing charitable bodies which qualify for favourable tax treatment in both the UK and the US.

The Charities team draws on expertise from across the firm, including Tax, Corporate and Real Estate specialists to provide a practical and comprehensive service to charity and philanthropy clients.

Forsters' Private Client practice is top ranked in the latest edition of The Chambers HNW Guide.


"Our staff, our clients and other friends of Forsters have always had a wide range of charitable interests. The financial help offered by the partners through the Trust reflects a commitment to charity that has come to form an essential part of the firm's ethos. It is exciting to see the variety of good causes supported each year."
David Robinson partner and Trustee since 1998
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