Philanthropy

There is a growing interest in philanthropy and charitable giving, not only through donations made directly to individual charities, but also in creating and running new charities and making social investments.

We advise individuals interested in charitable giving on how best to utilise the available tax reliefs and allowances so as to maximise the benefit to the charity concerned. We can advise on the creation of new charities, whether by way of a trust, foundation or corporate vehicle, and advise and assist on the administrative, accounting, regulatory and compliance issues faced by the charity in its lifetime. We can also advise on how best to deal with a charity approaching the end of its useful life.

We have extensive experience of international philanthropy and are well placed to advise on cross-border giving, and on the practical issues that arise.