Private individuals, and companies with corporate social responsibility on their agendas, often wish to use their wealth in support of good causes.
Whether our clients choose to dedicate time, money, connections or ideas, our philanthropy specialists can help them make the best choices in the light of their aspirations and financial circumstances.
We help our clients decide how best to approach the question of philanthropy, recognising that some wish to play an active, high profile role, whilst others prefer to remain anonymous and may wish to leave the decision-making to others.
These choices may involve establishing a charitable foundation (which might be a trust or corporate vehicle), or supporting an existing charity. A charity can now be created as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO), which is a simple, low-bureaucracy alternative to a charitable company.
Charles Russell Speechlys advise on all aspects of charitable giving, including the duties and role of charity trustees, charity governance, charity tax reliefs and on the creation of non-charitable trading entities. We also advise on how to structure cross-border or off-shore giving including dual-qualified charitable structures.
Our philanthropy specialists work with our taxation, estate planning and corporate experts to create the most appropriate structure in line with a client's individual requirements.
Pro bono partnership between Charles Russell Speechlys and Social Business Trust
Our partnership with Social Business Trust (SBT) is going from strength to strength.
A charitable celebration
Charitable giving in Surrey
Alan Kitcher joins Charles Russell Speechlys as Head of Trusts & Probate
Charles Russell Speechlys has appointed Alan Kitcher as Head of Trusts and Probate.
Charities’ wrongs – can the law remedy them?
Sarah Rowley was recently quoted in The Times in an article focussing on the Oxfam GB case in Haiti.
Charles Russell Speechlys shortlisted for ‘Community Legacy Award’
Our Community Fund in Guildford has been shortlisted for the ‘Community Legacy Award’ at the Thames Valley Business Magazine Awards 2018.
The New UK Trust Register: Impact on UK trusts and trustees
New Money Laundering Regulations contain considerable new obligations on trustees and transparency measures to look out for
Supreme Court rule in favour of three animal charities in inheritance case
Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Bill – How could this affect the Independent Schools Sector?
How will charities cope when faced with a Charity Commission better equipped with regulatory powers by the Bill?