Shivaji has 20 years' experience working in the charity law sector advising staff and board members of charities, and other not-for-profit organisations.
He has worked with a wide variety of charities and has a particular reputation for advising religious charities on governance changes and the resolution of internal disputes. Other key clients include federated charities and membership charities promoting physical activity, such as Cycling UK.
Shivaji works with charities of all sizes from local volunteer-led associations to household name charities with complex national or multi-national operations. He relishes the variety involved in helping organisations deliver public benefit through activities as different as developing novel hair treatments and promoting world peace.
Shivaji's expertise on the creation of charities, their dissolution, and most of the issues they encounter in between, can help you through the most complicated and difficult situations. His client-focused approach puts the unique needs of your organisation at the heart of his work, tailoring his advice to fit your situation.
Shivaji Shiva is ranked as a leading lawyer by the Legal 500, and as a “notable practitioner” by Chambers & Partners for charities work.
"What I value most about his support is his depth of understanding of charity law and his ability to use that to provide us with clearly thought-through advice and ways forward through our problems." - Chambers & Partners 2021
"Shivaji Shiva is exceptionally good, is very invested and passionate about his work and is a talented and knowledgeable lawyer." - Legal 500 2021
"Shivaji Shiva is truly a specialist, he is very considered and professional and very knowledgeable." - Legal 500
Shivaji is an active member and former Secretary of the Charity Law Association, a serial charity trustee, and an occasional transport campaigner. He is currently promoting ‘Low Traffic Neighbourhoods’ to provide people-friendly streets and safer routes to school in Birmingham.
He has been honorary legal adviser to Cycling UK for over 15 years, and recently joined the Steering Group for Midland Mencap’s Parkride project, which provides opportunities for people with additional needs and their families to cycle.