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Blake Morgan LLP’s ‘market-leading’ practice has a particular focus on the healthcare sector and has been handling a number of legacy disputes and mergers between charities. Cients include the British Red Cross and Oxfam. Elizabeth Davis leads the team, which includes real estate specialist Sean Palka. Alison Talbot and Liam Desmond moved to Penningtons Manches LLP and Spratt Endicott, respectively.

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP is highly regarded for its national charities sector expertise. Key figures in the Guildford office include Duncan Elson, who is well known for handling contested legacies, and ‘responsive’ senior associate Ben Smith. Clients include Cancer Research UK and Save the Children.

Freeths’ team is noted for its ‘excellent’ handling of disputed legacies as well as its property expertise. Practice head Nigel Roots, Angela Bowman and director Lesley Pollock are the key names. Clients include Comic Relief and Help for Heroes.

At Barlow Robbins LLP, the ‘excellentGordon Reid led a team advising Shooting Star Chase on an agreement pertaining to a donation arising from the profits of a record single. Joanna Lada-Walicki has a niche focus acting for education sector clients. Helen Harvie is a consultant specialising in charity law.

Blandy & Blandy LLP’s ‘knowledgeable’ and ‘proactive’ team in Reading acts for local clients including Thames Valley Air Ambulance and Berkshire Community Foundation. The ‘professional, approachable and pragmaticNick Burrows is recommended.

Cripps LLP’s ‘very good’ team is now led by Kate Arnold. Former department head Peter Scott led advice to charitable trust Kelmarsh on a bid for heritage lottery funding.

Furley Page Solicitors is ‘well placed to support the sector wherever advice is required’. Aaron Spencer is recommended for his practical approach and experience.

IBB (Iliffes Booth Bennett)’s ‘very good’ practice has particular expertise in ecclesiastical matters, as illustrated by its advice to the Institute of Our Lady of Mercy on the closure of a spiritual retreat centre.

Recent highlights for Whitehead Monckton’s team include advising Homeless Care on the purchase of a disused public house to be used as temporary accommodation for the homeless. Katie Broadfield is the key name.

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