We help charities, voluntary organisations, social enterprises, and other not-for-profits in England and Wales in the following ways:
Free legal assistance
The Not-for-Profits Programme brokers legal advice to small not-for-profit organisations on a wide range of legal issues.
It can find a solicitor either for a one-off legal issue (like drafting a contract, reviewing a lease, updating a constitution/articles, or clarifying rights in a commercial dispute), or on a longer-term basis to carry out a review of the organisation's documents, identify potential legal issues, and be a first port of call for legal queries.
You can find more information here.
Free videos on common legal issues
LawWorks hosts a range of short online videos about common legal issues faced by small not-for-profit organisations, our "Free Talks". The videos are all free to watch and aim to help you when making important decisions. You can view the Free Talks here.
If LawWorks cannot assist you with what you need, you may want to try one of the options listed here.
“Many small voluntary organisations can barely meet their core costs let alone pay for legal advice - LawWorks is an invaluable service.” (Not-for-Profits Programme applicant)
The LawWorks Not-for-Profits Programme is supported by the City of London Corporation’s charitable funder, City Bridge Trust.