Charity Lawyers

As part of one of the leading law firms in the North West, providing expert legal advice to charities and social enterprises has always been a core work area for Slater Heelis.

Our charity lawyers draw on their wide-ranging experience of corporate and commercial law to deliver practical solutions for any legal challenge you may be facing.

We work closely with charities, social enterprises and faith organisations at all stages of their development, which gives us an in-depth understanding of the environment in which these varied institutions operate.

Our client base includes guarantee companies, unincorporated trusts, community interest companies, faith groups and many other forms of social enterprises, such as community benefit societies and co-operatives.

It has never been more essential for businesses operating in the third sector to scope out opportunities and risks from a judicious legal perspective before committing to any large financial or operational decisions.

We are here to make sure you make informed legal decisions at every possible turn.


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0161 969 3131

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Our Specialisms

From initial registrations and amending constitutions, converting organisations into charities, and corporate governance to commercial contracts, our expert charity lawyers ensure that your organisation maintains robust legal policies and meets statutory regulations at all times.

We can advise on the following – this is not an exhaustive list, however:

  • Funds & Trusts
  • Advice on operating
  • Sale & Purchase of land
  • Registration & Conversion of charities
  • Support for trustees
  • Guidance on how the charity is to be regulated

Learn About Charity Law

Duties As A Charity Trustee

Learn about the duties that a charity trustee has and must adhere to in order to retain their position and ensure the charity operates in a legal and responsible manner.

Choosing the Right Charity Structure

Finding a charity structure to suit the organisation is paramount to running it effectively. In this blog post, we provide an overview of four popular structures.

Related Services

Company Secretarial Services

Relieving the administrative burden on your organisation can allow you to focus on achieving your charity’s goals.

Healthcare Law

Many charities operate within the healthcare sector. Our solicitors are experienced in helping healthcare organisations overcome obstacles and identify opportunities.

Employment Law

Charities have legal obligations not only to their employees but to those who also volunteer their time.

The Charities Team

Talk to one of our team
members on 0161 969 3131