We have a long-established and committed relationship to religious organisations. A number of our lawyers are trustees of religious charities and we have a wealth of experience advising in this specialist field
We act for many religious bodies representing a cross-section of Christian denominations and other religions.
The changes introduced by the Charities Act 2006 and the Equality Act 2010 have resulted in a number of complex governance issues as well as charitable status questions.
We have extensive experience of advising on these new laws, the restructuring of religious charities including the incorporation of existing unincorporated charities and the amalgamation of charities. We also advise on matters such as the most tax-efficient method of organising collections, fund-raising, the best methods of holding land, the disposal of charity land, burial ground points, tax and legacy issues.