Charity Law

We offer specialist charity law advice to charities and to those working with charities.


Barker Gotelee Solicitors offer specialist expert advice to charities on their operations and governance.


We advise on:

  • Establishing new charities
  • Governance queries and reviews
  • Charity ‘incorporations’ (for charities wishing to transition to an incorporated structure)
  • Charity mergers
  • Fundraising
  • Grants and contracts
  • Regulatory matters involving the Charity Commission

We understand that all charities, large or small, have limited funds for legal advice. We are happy to discuss fee options for a particular project or piece of advice, including fixed fees where possible, in order to agree an approach you are content with.

Please get in touch with Liz Gifford in our Business Services team if you have a query related to a charity. Liz joined Barker Gotelee from a specialist charity law team in London and prior to that she worked for a local voluntary services charity. Liz works with partner, Clare Richards, who has also worked with a range of non-profit organisations during her career.

Contact us, we are here to help.


Charity Law
Key Contacts


Liz Gifford
01473 350583
Clare Richards
01473 617311