Charity Commission Enquiries.

Our charities team has extensive knowledge of the regulatory and legislative framework that impact charity trustees.

Different rules for different charities.

You can rely on us to make sense of the law.

Our expert team are able to help guide you through the processes required to ensure you comply with the Charity Commission's rules in achieving your goals.

Employment Law

The Charity Commission regulates and registers charities in England and Wales.

The charities team here at FBC Manby Bowdler has extensive knowledge of the regulatory and legislative framework charity trustees now have to work within and understand the unique challenges and hurdles charities face.

We have advised on the establishment of many charities and we are used to working with the Charity Commission. It may be that your charity needs assistance in navigating the registration process, or help working with the Charity Commission in relation to proposed changes to your charity’s rules or applications for a scheme to change part of your governing document, such as Cy-pres, Albermarle schemes, orders or consents.

There are certain changes to your charity’s governing document that the Charity Commission needs to approve and you will need to ask the commission to approve these changes before you can make them. We are able to assist with those initial enquiries, along with the practical steps that need to be taken by the trustees and advise on any formal applications where written consent is required from the Charity Commission.

Stuart Rea

Working With Our Sector Team

Our team of specialist charity lawyers have extensive experience of delivering practical, commercial advice and legal solutions to charities and not for profit organisations to enable them to operate successfully, and effectively meet their beneficiaries’ needs.

- Stuart Rea

If you operate in the Charities and Not-For-Profit sector and need legal advice or would simply like to find out more about how we can help you, please get in touch.

Get in Touch

Make an Enquiry

If you have a legal enquiry and would like to speak to one of our specialist team, please get in touch. We look forward to hearing from you.

Start Now

Meet Your Lawyers

Adam Davies


View Profile

Andrew Wynne

Senior Partner

View Profile

Pauline Hollington

Lichfield Diocesan Registry Assistant

View Profile

Samantha Roberts


View Profile

Stuart Ness

Senior Associate

View Profile

Stuart Rea


View Profile

What Our Clients Say

Stuart Rea handled our unusual and complex matter with professionalism.  He understood what we wanted to achieve and gave us very clear guidance on our legal position - even though we did not necessarily want to hear the advice it was essential to our charity understanding our legal position and therefore making lawful decisions.  He also worked to the very tight timescales that we needed.

Stuart Rea

Mr S


Excellent service which enabled the Charity to achieve its timetable for the complicated transfer of assets at an affordable price for a small community run charity.

Stuart Rea

Mr W


The change to the Rules of our Charity were dealt with efficiently and in a timescale that was wholly dictated by the speed that dealing with the Charity Commission dictated, which was extensive.

Stuart Rea

Mr T