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Hay & Kilner’s multidisciplinary charity team works with a broad range of organisations, both locally and nationally.

We provide our charity clients with quality advice in a range of areas, including:

  • Business structures – Advising on the different structures under which charities and their related organisations operate.
  • Incorporation / Mergers – Dealing with the complex issues arising on incorporation or on the merger of two or more charities.
  • Governance issues – Practical advice on the issues charity trustees need to be aware of.
  • Property – Ownership and occupation of business premises.
  • Employment – Staff contracts / day-to-day HR advice / TUPE considerations where charities merge or where outsourcing situations arise.
  • Dispute resolution – Advising on disagreements between business partners.
  • Trusts – Advice on the structure and operation of charitable trusts.

  • "Hay & Kilner advises on incorporation and mergers, governance issues and the structuring and operation of trusts, among other areas."

    - The Legal 500

  • "Hay & Kilner's charities practice spans property transactions, the appointment of new trustees, and disputes. Jonathan Waters leads the team, which acts for wildlife, ecclesiastical and mental health charities."

    - Legal 500

  • "A diverse mix of clients, including religious, children's and wildlife charities, receive a good-quality service."

    - Legal 500

  • "..clients include religious, children's and wildlife charities. The team advises charities on the full gamut of their business, including the granting of leases, sales and purchases of commercial properties, and also the appointment and duties of trustees."

    - Legal 500