Bethan Walsh > Geldards LLP > Cardiff, Wales > Lawyer Profile

Geldards LLP
Capital Quarter No.4
Tyndall Street
CF10 4BQ

Work Department

Charities & Not for Profit


Bethan works with a wide range of not-for-profit organisations, from new start-ups to some of the largest charities in the country.

The organisations she has advised are diverse, including art and culture, education, animal welfare, religion, community regeneration, youth and age, sport and health. Bethan takes time to get to know her clients and build long-term relationships, offering practical advice and supporting them with their strategic aims. She regularly shares her experience and knowledge by writing articles and speaking at seminars. As a charity trustee herself, Bethan has a strong understanding of the issues facing charities in the real world.

Bethan works with all types of charities, foundations and not-for-profit organisations, including charitable trusts, charitable companies, CIOs, Royal Charter bodies, community benefit societies, unincorporated associations and clubs. She advises charities and not-for-profits on issues of charity law, governance, charity formations, restructurings, grant-making, fundraising and regulatory engagement with the Charity Commission, Financial Conduct Authority and Companies House. She also advises charities on mergers and collaborations, constitutional concerns, trustee duties, setting up trading subsidiaries and general operation. Bethan also assists with preparing policies & procedures and delivering training for charity staff and trustees.

Lawyer Rankings

Wales > Private client > Charities and not-for-profit

(Rising stars)

Bethan WalshGeldards LLP

Led by Harriet Morgan , Geldards LLP‘s ‘experienced and approachable‘ team is ‘very knowledgeable on charity law‘, ensuring that it is the first-port of call for many of the most significant Wales-based charities, including the Arts Council for Wales and Wales Air Ambulance, across the panoply of their needs and compliance with legislation unique to their status. As well as advising on core governance issues for charities and not-for-profit organisations, including many religious charities, Morgan also leverages her broader property bona fides to advise clients within the social housing sector, as well as more generally to clients in relation to their property portfolios. ‘Responsive’ senior associate Bethan Walsh  is ‘gaining valuable experience in her own right now’ and regularly takes the lead for clients including on charity governance and charity formation – her Welsh language speaking capabilities also add value to some indigenous clients. The ‘outstanding’ Giselle Davies still handles some fee-earning work in her capacity as a consultant and is able to draw from an ‘enormous wealth of experience’.