Pothecary Witham Weld provides specialist legal advice to charitable institutions, private individuals and companies.
The firm is best known for its church, charity and schools work and is widely regarded as one of the leading firms in these fields in the UK.
A modern and successful law firm, Pothecary Witham Weld offers a range of specialised legal services whilst maintaining its traditional values. Pothecary Witham Weld stands out from many commercial forms as they are located in a residential square in Pimlico in south-west London. The firm is at the heart of the community and is well placed to provide legal services to its charity clients, located both close by and further afield, together with local residents and businesses. They offer professional advice but with a measured degree of warm understanding of our clients’ needs in a commercial market.
Pothecary Witham Weld advises organisations in the not for profit sector on all aspects of charity law and practice. Members of the charity team, many of whom are trustees of charities, have extensive experience of the charity sector.
They advise those seeking to establish new charities on charitable status issues, public benefit requirements and the most appropriate models; for example Trust, company and Charitable Incorporated Organisations
Pothecary Witham Weld advises charity trustees on all aspects of governance and constitutional issues including the restructuring of charities (for example mergers), powers and duties of trustees, the incorporation of charity trustees, permanent endowment issues, trading, and taxation and Gift Aid matters. They also have extensive experience of advising on legacies to charities, including foreign aspects where relevant. They work across the firm to provide clients with the necessary advice on employment points and commercial issues such as the protection of intellectual property rights, funding arrangements, the involvement of commercial participators and professional fund-raisers.
Pothecary Witham Weld has over 50 years’ experience of administering grant-making charities and foundations, providing a bespoke service to meet the individual needs of their clients.
They assist charities in their dealings with the Charity Commission, with whom they retain a constructive relationship and other government agencies.
Gerald Kidd, head of our Charities Department will be happy to take enquiries.