Below is a list of charities administered by Pothecary Witham Weld. Click the charity name for further information about the criteria and application process for each one.

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 The second annual Charity Fraud Awareness Week is running this week and the main aims of the week are to:

    • raise awareness of the key risks affecting the sector;
    • promote and share good counter-fraud practices; and
    • promote honesty and openness about fraud. 

More information is available on the fraud advisory panels website here and the Charity Commission have updated their Guidance. 

‘Protect your charity from fraud’ which has templates to assist charity trustees to counter fraud, available here. 

If you would like further information, or have any specific queries, please contact us here.

 

Individuals

Pothecary Witham Weld offers a range of legal services tailored to suit the individual needs of clients of all ages and from all walks of life by providing teams of specialists. We are located within an established residential square in Pimlico, in south west London which helps us to maintain our connections with the community.

We are able to guide you through the preparation of your Will, assist with probate and estate administration and explain the benefits of preparing Lasting Powers of Attorney. We can discuss with you concerns you may have relating to a vulnerable individual and any legal actions to be taken to assist them.

We have experience over many years advising on employment issues including representation at Employment Tribunals, proceedings in the civil courts and education law matters.

To learn more please select one of the options in the right hand box for additional information and details of who to contact.

Businesses


Our commercial team is dedicated to giving ‘down to earth’ legal advice and assistance to businesses of all types and sizes. Whether you are a new start up or an established business looking to take that next step, whether you are a sole practitioner, a partnership or an incorporated company, whatever your legal needs are, our commercial team will deliver the right solution for you. Whether you require advice on business structure, property matters, contractual arrangements or any other business requirement you will find that our commercial team, makes it their business to safe guard the best interest of your business.

Charities, Not for Profit & Religious Organisations

Charities and not-for-profit organisations are central to this firm’s practice. We advise on all aspects of charity law and practice.  Members of the charity team, many of whom are trustees of charities, have extensive experience of the charity sector.

We advise those seeking to establish new charities on charitable status issues, public benefit requirements and on the most appropriate models (for example trust, company, CIO).

We advise charity trustees on all aspects of governance and constitutional issues including the restructuring of charities (for example mergers), powers and duties of trustees, the incorporation of charity trustees and permanent endowment issues. We work across the firm to provide clients with the necessary advice on employment points and commercial issues such as the protection of intellectual property rights, funding arrangements, the involvement of commercial participators and professional fund-raisers.

We assist charities in their dealings with the Charity Commission with whom we retain a constructive relationship. We regularly undertake reviews of charities’ governing documents to ensure that the documents are fit for purpose and up-to-date at law.

Gerald Kidd leads the team.

Our charity registration service and fees

Governance Workshops

Trustee Training

 

Charity Newsletter - Autum 2015 - Download here

Schools and Colleges

We provide clear and practical advice in the often complex and varied area of education law and other matters relating to schools, colleges and universities. We advise governing bodies and other providers of education, teachers and parents on matters such as admissions, exclusion, curriculum, special educational needs, governance issues, property matters and safe guarding.

Our existing clients include independent schools, voluntary schools, academies, multi-academy trusts, higher education providers and faith based education providers.

We also act for teachers, parents, carers and students who require advice or representation to protect their rights.

Please click on the links on the right hand side of this page for more information on the services we offer.

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