A charity's relationships with its beneficiaries is a key part of everything it does. Safeguarding the interests of children, people with disabilities and other vulnerable people is an essential part of the support that charities provide. A failure to safeguard those interests is also an area of risk which must be proactively managed.
Our charity clients look to us to provide them with the support they need in managing their relationships with their beneficiaries within the legal and regulatory framework. That support ranges from helping to ensure that a comprehensive and up to date set of policies and procedures is in place through to a rapid and proactive response to the kind of incidents that do arise from time to time, when our client may be under significant pressure from a range of different stakeholders.
Comprehensive contractual and policy documents together with the experience of knowledgeable legal advisers are key to your effective management of those relationships, particularly in matters where emotions can run high.
Our experienced team of specialist charity lawyers is able to provide practical legal advice on a wide range of regulatory issues relating to vulnerable beneficiaries, including children and people with disabilities.
We advise our clients on the full range of issues relating to safeguarding and equality and often provide training to staff and trustees. We also have a comprehensive range of policies and procedures to help our clients meet their obligations to their beneficiaries.
We recognise that incidents can often arise out of normal working hours. Our senior team members can be contacted 24 hours a day (including weekends and during the holidays) to provide you support when it is most needed.
The quality of service is strong, but always balanced with a practical viewpoint. Advice is therefore not excessively legalistic and can be implemented more easily than would be possible with a more technical approach.