Philanthropy

We work with individuals, families and businesses to plan their charitable giving and achieve their philanthropic goals.

Technology, communication and shifting economic forces have created opportunities for philanthropists to make a difference on a larger scale.

We spot opportunities and help clients around the world achieve their goals. From advising on tax consequences to appropriate structuring, our full service team gives joined up, clear advice based on an in-depth understanding of the relevant regulation and your particular long- and short-term objectives. 

Our lawyers

Our team of expert lawyers has experience in all areas of philanthropy and charitable giving. 

Our experience

A few recent examples of our work include:

  • Advising high net worth individuals on leaving the majority of their estates for charitable purposes and creating charitable structures to receive the funds and assets on death.
  • Creating grant making charitable trusts during an individual's lifetime to further general or specific charitable purposes.
  • Advising on structured giving across tax years to maximise tax efficiency for the donor.
  • Creating corporate foundations for businesses to support philanthropy.
  • Establishing specific purpose charities, for instance to preserve buildings and architecture of historical significance.
  • Advising clients on the advantages and disadvantages of giving to a donor-managed fund as opposed to establishing a new charity.

Our clients

Our clients include:

  • Individual philanthropists 
  • Overseas clients who wish to support charitable purposes in the UK
  • Landowners with specific assets who wish to designate them for particular charitable purposes
  • Families who want to create grant making charities as a means of engaging the next generation in charitable giving
  • Businesses that want to establish their own foundations to support charity

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