Charity Law and Governance

Starting a charity or running an existing not-for-profit, trust or social enterprise is fulfilling but can be challenging. Charity law and governance dictates its own unique set of requirements that every charitable organisation must adhere to.

Navigating the complexities of the charity sector, including forming a new charity, expressing your charity’s purposes in accordance with the law and complying with charity law and regulations can be daunting. On top of this, you will also have to deal with the general legal hurdles that every business faces such as employment, property, data protection and intellectual property.

Smarter Law for Charities

That’s where we come in. LawBite is the leading legal platform, handling thousands of cases each month and receiving great ratings for our work. Charities are highly regulated, subject to public scrutiny and the regulations that apply have to be strictly adhered to.

We use the latest technology to streamline the client-lawyer experience, removing the clutter to provide high-quality legal services, delivered faster and cheaper.

We have our own law firm on our platform, with all the lawyers certified in the UK, so you can rest assured that all work is regulated by the SRA and is fully insured.

Starting a Charity

The law directs how to form a charity and, for charities requiring registration with the Charity Commission, the process to follow is dictated by them. We can help steer you down the right path and get in the best possible shape to gain the necessary approvals. 

We have created a number of affordable fixed priced packages to help deal with the formation of a new charity in England and Wales.



Formation (Registration)


* Price Excludes VAT

Expert legal help to get your new charity governance sorted and charity commission application underway.

Formation (No Registration)


* Price Excludes VAT

Expert legal help to get your new charity governance and structure squared away.

HMRC Registration


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Once formed, let us help you achieve recognition as a charity for tax purposes.

Running a Charity

You need to keep your charity’s governance under regular review. There is a good deal of complexity and a requirement to maintain high standards. Getting expert guidance will save time and money. 

We have created a number of affordable fixed priced packages to help deal with your governance needs.



Governance Health Check Review


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Review existing governance and provide recommendations for consideration.

Update Governance


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Review existing documentation and draft amended governance arrangements to meet your needs.

Jurisdiction registration


* Price Excludes VAT

Application to register your charity in another British jurisdiction.

Dealing with Everyday Challenges

Hiring people, data protection issues, getting commercial premises sorted and protecting your brand. All things that you will face as you start and run a charity.

LawBite has made it simple to get great legal advice, but at much more affordable prices.

Get a free 15-minute consultation with one of our friendly lawyers. Get in touch with us today.


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