Lawrence Stephens

Charity Disputes

Running a charity is challenging.  The associated compliance obligations and the risk of disputes invariably cover a broad spectrum, including contracts, employment, trustee actions and insolvency.

We represent charities and charity trustees in many types of litigation, protecting their interests and resolving disputes at speed.

Our understanding of how charities work and the needs of charitable organisations enables us to deliver appropriate, informed advice about various options and their implications.

We aim to resolve disputes without recourse to the courts, achieving the right outcome quickly and cost-effectively.

Resolving charity disputes

Resolving disputes without delay is imperative for the proper functioning of any charity.

Where a negotiated solution is not possible, we use alternative dispute resolution methods to try and reach an acceptable agreement outside of court.  Where litigation is ultimately the only option, we act robustly on behalf of our clients. 

Our charity dispute resolution services include:
  • Advice on potential claims and whether it is necessary to involve the Charity Commission
  • Applications to the Charity Commission
  • Legal advice regarding legacies left to your charity
  • Disputes relating to estate administration
  • Trustee disputes
  • Beddoe applications on behalf of trustees for indemnity in respect of costs
  • Defending claims