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Emma Moody leads Bond Dickinson LLP’s team, which acts for a range of high-profile clients including Masonic Samaritan Fund, Bowes Museum, Addaction, the British Association of Oral Surgeons and Gateshead College. Associate Samantha Pritchard assisted with the establishment of the Virgin Money Foundation, which included implementing appropriate governance arrangements.

Clients highlight Muckle LLP’s track record in structuring and forming charitable foundations and its wide-ranging knowledge of charitable law issues. ‘Exceptionally efficient’ practice head John Devine attracts praise for his ‘reassuringly personal service’.

At Ward Hadaway, Fiona Wharton (who was promoted to partner in June 2015) advises charities, and their trading subsidiaries, and social enterprises on organisational structuring and restructuring issues, mergers, compliance, fundraising, governance and trustee responsibilities. Gaynor Jackson is a standout figure in the field.

Hay & Kilner’s client base includes local and national charities such as the British Blood Transfusion Society, the Foundation of Light, Abbeyfield Newcastle upon Tyne Society and the Biscuit Factory Foundation. Team head Jonathan Waters is noted for his advice on structuring charitable trusts, charity mergers, and on disagreements between business partners.

At Sintons LLP, team head Amanda Maskery recently advised a high-profile local client on the establishment of a charitable foundation including its registration with the Charity Commission.

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