If you're setting up or running a charity, we can take care of the practical and legal aspects - so you can focus on what's important.

Starting and running a charity

If you need to set up a charity, or manage an existing one, Tees can help you make sense of it all. Charities can be complex, but we're here to keep everything moving forward smoothly. Often, charities involve a mix of trust law, tax law, property work, company and commercial law and even employment law. We're a full-service law firm, so we can provide the specialist advice you need - whatever your situation.

Expert support for your charity

Charities have to tick lots of regulatory boxes and work within a strict legal framework. We'll make sure nothing is overlooked, and all the paperwork is taken care of. Of course, we'll always provide the highest quality legal advice - but we're also here to support you. Our experts will explain your options and we're happy to take on as much responsbility as you need. 

Our advice and input can make all the difference. Our specialists will take care of all the details, so you can concentrate on what's important.

How we can help you

Tees has set up many charities, of various shapes and sizes over the years. We also have the in-depth expertise needed to manage them. 

We understand all the pieces and how they fit together. So, we're able to guide you throughout the lifecycle of your charity. We can advise you during the initial steps, including preparing governing documents, and support you all the way to registering the charity with the Charity Commission.

We take care of it all

In fact, we can help with every step of setting up and then running a charity. We cover it all and leave nothing to chance. We have particular expertise in:

  • Advising charity trustees on their duties and responsibilities
  • Drawing up contracts with third parties
  • Preparing annual accounts and returns to the Charity Commission
  • Organising the buying and selling of land

Clear, practical advice

We keep it simple. Planning for the future is straightforward at Tees, because we work with you at every step. We'll explain your options, and how any decision might effect you and your dependents, in plain English. We make sure you're completely informed at every stage, so you fully understand the implications to you. We also explain the benefits, and any potential risk to you - so we can plan around it together.

You can trust in Tees

Setting up and managing a charity can be a demanding business. But we’ve worked with lots of different charities and we know exactly what it takes to put them on a sound organisational footing. On top of that, you can be confident that everything we do will be done quickly and efficiently, and always in the best interests of your charity.

We build our service around the individual needs of you and your charity. We’ll guide you and support you every step of the way, and we’ll help you set up a structure that delivers the right result for you. Call us now for a confidential chat – we’ll tell you how we can help.

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Q: Where is your office?

Tees has five offices - Bishop's Stortford, Cambridge, Chelmsford, Royston and Saffron Walden. We're happy to see you at the office of your choice, and our solicitors or financial advisers can travel to an office that suits you. You can find directions on our website here.

Q: How can I contact Tees?

You can phone us on 0800 013 1165 or email If you need to speak with a particular person, you'll find their contact details on the 'Our People' section. 

Q: Is there parking at your office?

Yes, all of our offices have parking nearby. Our Bishop's Stortford, Cambridge, Chelmsford and Saffron Walden offices have onsite parking. Our Royston office has free parking a short walk away.

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