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Charities & Social Enterprise

Leading regional charity firm with a national reputation. We’re committed to providing charities and social enterprises with the highest quality legal advice.
Top Tier 2022

Charities may operate as ‘not for profit,’ but that doesn’t mean they don’t experience similar challenges and pressures as businesses in the private sector. That’s why it’s important to have a trusted legal advisor who understands the sector inside out.

We’re one of the region’s leading legal services providers for the third sector and are one of the only charity teams in the North East to be ranked in Tier 1 by Legal 500 UK.

We provide a full legal service to over 400 active charity clients nationwide, including the Great North Air Ambulance Service, The Premier League Charitable Fund, Rape Crisis England & Wales and the Children’s Heart Unit Fund (CHUF).

Our expertise encompasses the entire spectrum of legal issues affecting charities and social enterprises.

See our charities and social enterprise specialisms
  • Registration of new charities, community amateur sports clubs (CASCs) and community interest companies (CICs)
  • Governance and trustee duties
  • Grants and contracts
  • Commercial partnerships and sponsorship
  • Fundraising
  • Trading subsidiaries
  • Mergers and collaborative working
  • Legacies
  • Gift Aid and charitable giving

Muckle are able to provide the full range of advice we need as a regional charity, with their knowledge of charity law being especially beneficial. They also have good links with other local professional advisors so if we need, for example, employment and tax advice, they will work collaboratively with external advisors to help us develop considered solutions. The provision of upfront cost estimates and full transparency in billing allows us to manage our costs and ensure value for money for the charity.

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How can Muckle support your Charity?

How can Muckle support your Charity?

Dominic Parker explains how Muckle have played a key role in supporting North Music Trust (Sage Gateshead) both with legal and business advice. Deborah Lewis-Bynoe explains how Muckle's responsive, sound advice have helped the Great North Air Ambulance succeed. John Devine explains how our Charities team has vast expertise across the entire spectrum of legal issues affecting charities and the third sector, enabling us to handle legal issues of just about any kind.

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