Charity and Not-For-Profit

Bowcock & Pursaill Solicitors provide specialist charity legal advice to sports and social clubs, charities, religious organisations and can offer fixed fees for the majority of work.

We deliver a full range of services that are relevant to the effective management and operation of a charity or not-for-profit organisation, and any trading subsidiary.

Our partners have acted as trustees for charities and governors for educational institutions, which means we have extensive experience in this area. We can provide you with a full service, including advice on your specialist areas of activity, structure and governance.


  • Assistance in applying for lottery/other funding
  • Bribery Act issues
  • Charitable legacies in wills/gifts in trusts
  • Employment issues
  • Equality & Diversity issues
  • Governance for unincorporated associations, trusts and institutions.
  • Inheritance Disputes involving charities/beneficiaries
  • Registration with Charity Commission
  • Setting up new charities
  • Setting up/administration of Provident/Friendly Societies
  • Tax
  • Winding up/dissolution of charities
  • Premises and use of premises
  • Contractual arrangements with your suppliers
  • IT and intellectual property matters

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