Thank you for visiting Get Legal, the website that provides expert advice on legal structures and issues such as governance for charities, social enterprises and co-ops. The site is an initiative led by Bates, Wells & Braithwaite, leading lawyers for charities and social enterprises, and supported by NCVO (the National Council for Voluntary Organisations).
The content of the site was updated in July 2013 to explain about a new legal structure available to charities, the charitable incorporated organisation (CIO). The decision tool will shortly include the CIO.
Bates Wells & Braithwaite would also be delighted to provide more bespoke legal advice, if needed. If you email explaining how we can help, we can give you details of the services we offer and the discounted rates we have for charities and social enterprises.
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