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Wrigleys Solicitors LLP

Living Wage
19 COOKRIDGE STREET, LEEDS, LS2 3AG, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0113 244 6100
Fax:
Fax 0113 244 6101
DX:
12020 LEEDS
Email:
Web:
www.wrigleys.co.uk
Leeds, Sheffield

Malcolm Lynch

Tel:
Work 0113 244 6100
Email:
Wrigleys Solicitors LLP

Work Department

Charities and Social Economy

Position

Partner

Career

Malcolm advises a wide range of local, national and international charities, on charity law and relations with the Charity Commission, charity trading, fund raising, legal structures, mergers and governance. He also advises wider social economy companies including trading subsidiaries of charities, co-operative and employee owned enterprises, CIC's, co-housing, trade associations and other forms of mutual enterprise. Malcolm has been the adviser on a number of public share issues by social enterprises. Malcolm is a former chair of Ecology Building Society.

Member

Charity Law Association, FRSA


London: Private client

Charities and not-for-profit

Within: Charities and not-for-profit

Wrigleys Solicitors LLP  has a number of well-regarded practitioners including Malcolm Lynch, the ‘excellent’ Sylvie Nunn, and ‘very experienced’ newly promoted partner Peter Parker. Highlights included continuing to advise the Sisters of the Cross and Passion (the Catholic international religious order) on a wide range of issues including on various property transactions, governance, restructuring, regulatory and employment law advice. In another key matter the team advised Ampleforth Abbey Trustees on the transfer of an entire parish from Ampleforth Abbey Trustees to the local diocese. This transfer included all parish properties (the church, monastery, presbytery, schools, ancillary accommodation and parish shop). It has also advised the trustees of Leeds Teaching Hospitals Charitable Foundation and Leeds Hospital Charitable Foundation on the process of re-categorising and rationalising a significant amount of funds ahead of the charity’s conversion to independent status.

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Yorkshire and the Humber: Private client

Charities and not-for-profit

Within: Charities and not-for-profit

The 'professional and knowledgeable' charity and social economy team at Wrigleys Solicitors LLP attracts praise for its 'good-value, pointed advice'. The 'excellent' department handles charity governance, issues surrounding corporate foundations, charity mergers and property transactions, and is highlighted for its 'good specialist knowledge of social investment and finance', an area led by Malcolm Lynch who is ably supported by recently promoted partner Peter Parker. Elizabeth Wilson heads the charity property group and has particular expertise handling ecclesiastical property matters. Wilson recently represented a Catholic international religious order on a £2.25m sale of a convent. In another work highlight, a team led by Tim Wrigley and Chris Billington was instructed on the transfer of an entire parish from the Ampleforth Abbey Trustees to the local Diocese, including all parish properties, the parish shop and all assets, liabilities and obligations. The team also has significant experience acting for health based charities, and recently advised Leeds Teaching Hospitals Charitable Foundation and Leeds Hospital Charitable Foundation on the process of re-categorising and rationalising a significant amount of funds ahead of the charity's conversion to independent status.

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