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Ansons charity specialists provide legal advice, company secretarial and administrative support to charities and their trustees, community organisations and not-for-profit bodies.

The team is led by Simon James who is an active member of the Staffordshire community, including being a trustee and former Chairman of trustees at St Giles Hospice.

Simon is also Chairman of the H E and C T Robinson Charitable Trust, Clerk of Lichfield Municipal Charities and Warden of the Lichfield Conduit Lands Trust, Clerk of Michael Lowe's and Associated Charities and Clerk of Swinfen Broun Trust.

Marie Tisdale, head of wills and probate, is also an expert member of the charity team. As well as being frequently involved in local charity events, Marie is Clerk to The Mary Slater Charity in Lichfield.

In addition we advise charities on a wide range of legal issues including:

  • almshouses
  • charity commission requirements
  • constitutions and governance
  • contract negotiation
  • dispute resolution
  • employment rights, contracts and procedures
  • environmental issues
  • fundraising and trading, including commercial ventures
  • management and development of charities
  • planning
  • property transactions
  • setting up charitable trusts, charitable incorporated organisations limited by guarantee
  • trustees - duties and responsibilities
  • compliance with charity commission requirements.

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What others say...

The charities team "assists in all charitable issues, including compliance with charity commission requirements, contract negotiations and dispute resolution."

Legal 500 2016.


Simon James, who heads the team, is "highly regarded by trustees for his knowledge of the sector and the proactive advice he provides."

Legal 500 2016.


The charities and not-for-profit team at Ansons Solicitors is ranked tier 3.

Legal 500 2016.


Regularly advising on agricultural joint ventures and partnerships, the team at Ansons Solicitors is led by Simon James, who gives "no-nonsense advice". 
The Legal 500 2015


"an excellent level of service, with direct and sound advice". Simon James is recommended.

The Legal 500 2014

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