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Charities

Hedleys have a wealth of experience helping charities

Hedleys solicitors have considerable experience of serving on the committees and boards of charitable organisations. We know what it is like to work on the inside of charities and support charities in our work. We have considerable experience in setting up and managing charities.

  • Formation - We can advise on how best to set up charities and amend trusts to keep charitable powers and purposes up to date.
  • Management- At Hedleys, we know what you need on a practical basis. Sometimes issues will arise that raise novel points and we aim to provide appropriate help.
  • Employment issues- Good employment practices are as important in charities as in businesses. Those involved in charities have all the same issues as in other employments, but with the added difficulty that they need to support the charitable purposes. How to ensure that happens is not always easy, and we can help.
  • Local Councils and Charities - Our extensive local government practice means that we advise on the complex relationships between local councils and charities including those relating to village halls, allotments, recreating grounds and new ways of working.

Useful links
The Charity Commission
The Charities Aid Foundation


Why choose Hedleys?
The Legal Practice with a Personal Touch Hedleys started life more than 40 years ago as the Surrey office of a firm of city lawyers based in East Horsley. Now independent the firm maintains its city expertise providing effective and innovative solutions to legal problems.

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Client Feedback

"I found Hedleys by doing a Google search on local solicitors. I chose them because they responded quickly and were well priced. And I certainly wasn’t disappointed! They dealt with everything in a timely and friendly fashion. They were happy to go the extra mile, and I felt they really fought my corner. They were very personable, good value for money, quick and efficient. In fact, I was so pleased with the service I even sent flowers!"

Sue Cooper

"Some of our previous experiences with the legal profession have been a bit hit and miss, but we are delighted with Hedleys. The service Sarah Christmas provides is fantastic – she responds very quickly to our calls, much faster than many firms would. Communication is excellent and we value that very highly as we work to tight deadlines and need regular updates. Hedleys provide the kind of all round business model that our company now needs, and we are happy to recommend them."

Marble Hill Property Consultants

"The purchase of a large number of property leases and the freehold was planned against a very tight schedule and deadline. Hedleys operated efficiently, without delays, and enabled us to complete our purchase within our timescales."

Roger Charters Birchwood Asset Management Ltd

"I originally chose Hedleys as they were local to where we lived, and I think the fact that I have used them 3 times in relatively quick succession speaks for itself. During this period I also used another solicitor, and this made me realise just how good the Hedley practice is – they provide swift communication and very professional advice, and have reasonable charges. I would definitely recommend them."

John Derry