Charities and Not for Profit Providers

We are able to combine a deep understanding of the charity and not for profit sector with a wider knowledge of the health and social care regulatory landscape. We are uniquely placed to help our clients achieve their strategic objectives, regulatory compliance and sustainable success for their beneficiaries. This is bolstered by the fact that many of our lawyers are charity trustees themselves.

Overview

We offer advice on all legal, regulatory and governance matters impacting on charities and other not for profit providers in the health and social care sector, including advising on trustee duties, constitutional structures and change, all aspects of regulation by the Charity Commission, grant arrangements, fundraising, safeguarding, employment, data and cyber security, tax and charity property.

Combining a genuine specialism in health with expertise in charity law and regulation, we know the regulatory environment in which charities operate inside out (including the approach of the Charity Commission and other regulators, like the Care Quality Commission and Information Commissioner's Office). We give pragmatic, commercially focused advice to help clients get to grips with their sector’s regulatory environment.

We are adept at managing both day-to-day and critical incidents, and are focused on understanding our charity and not for profit provider clients, in order to provide bespoke, client centred advice and solutions.

Our clients include NHS charities, all types of health and social care providers as well as professional bodies and research organisations.

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Featured experience

  • Advising an NHS charity on its conversion to a company limited by guarantee, and a number of other charities on options for independence and potential legal form.
  • Advising a charitable health and social care provider on the acquisition of a new social care provision from another charitable provider.
  • Advising health and social care charities on grant agreements.
  • Advising health and social care charities on reporting serious incidents to the Charity Commission.
  • Advising health and social care charities on governance arrangements, including reviewing their constitutional form and governance arrangements as well as providing training on duties and responsibilities of charity trustees, both in the context of charity and health and social care legislation and best practice.

Client testimonials

What our clients say

  • A genuine interest in the charity sector in general and the development of our organisation in particular.

    Legal 500 UK Solicitors Edition 2023

  • Anne Marie Gregory – thoroughly professional, personable, responsive and communicates clearly and in accessible language. Always looking to help us by explaining how we can rather than why we can’t.

    Legal 500 UK Solicitors Edition 2023

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Who we are

Why choose DAC Beachcroft?

We’re a broad-based commercial firm serving a wide range of sectors with a strong heritage in insurance,
health and real estate. We combine excellent legal skills and cutting-edge delivery expertise to design
solutions that fit the needs of our clients – often involving clever uses of technology.