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Home / Expertise / Services / Charities / Charity and not for profit Constitutions

Charity and not for profit Constitutions

To give effective and efficient help, which has the greatest impact on your beneficiaries, charities need the right structure which will enable them to adapt and thrive.

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We can help you with every type of legal structure and constitution, including CIOs (charitable incorporated organisations), charitable companies, charitable trusts and unincorporated associations, corporations established by Royal Charter or by statute and community interest companies.

Our advice provides solutions and practical assistance that is sensitive to your organisation’s culture and the mindset of the individuals involved.

We can advise on:

  • Legal structure for every charity or not for profit organisation
  • Creating and registering new structures
  • Interpretation of constitutions
  • Reviewing, updating and amending constitutions
  • Incorporation of unincorporated bodies
  • Restructure and reorganisation of charities and groups of charities
  • Mergers, joint ventures and structures to facilitate collaborative working between not for profit organisations
  • Winding up and dissolving charities and not for profit organisations

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    Charity members, duties and the Court's jurisdiction – the Supreme Court decision in Lehtimӓki v Cooper

‘We have a complicated international charity structure with a significant income earning component, a financial link to another charity in the United States and few local staff. BDB Pitmans provides an exceptional service in managing these complexities.’

Legal 500 2022 referee

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