We act for a wide range of charities with
regard to formations, constitutional, commercial, regulatory issues
and mergers. We draw on expertise across the firm to provide
the best advice to charity clients.
We assist private clients with their
charitable giving and our corporate clients with corporate social
Also, we have the practical experience of
acting as charity trustee and director of not-for-profit
We can provide charities with a full tax
service covering tax compliance (including accounts), tax
consultancy and tax disputes.
We pioneered the recognition of overseas
charities as UK charities. We made the first registration in the UK
of a Portuguese charity and obtained the recognition of a Japanese
government body as a charity for rates relief and VAT purposes.
In a groundbreaking case, we obtained
charitable status for the General Medical Council.
|See the difference
|See The Difference is a
not-for-profit video site where donors can literally see the
difference they make to specific charity projects. Donors can
choose a charity project and can then See The Difference they make
through feedback that each charity has pledged to provide. Field
Fisher Waterhouse, as part of a team of legal and other advisers,
provided help to ensure the foundations of See The Difference were
right. "Creating our online platform is a complex affair involving
many parties," said founder Dominic Vallely. "The sound and timely
advice from the team at Field Fisher Waterhouse has been gratefully