Services Provided

  • Employment Law
  • Governance
  • Setting up a new charity
  • Operational advice
  • Income generation and legacies
  • Employment & HR Services
  • Compliance and regulatory work
  • Mergers
  • Restructures
  • Property
  • Dissolving
  • Grant and Fundraising advice
  • Tax advice
  • Internal disputes
  • Political activities and campaigning
  • Social finance
  • Training
  • Brand management and reputation
  • Public procurement and state aid


  • 5 UK Locations

About Withers

Since 1896 we have been trusted advisors to successful people, businesses and charities with complex legal needs, in good times and bad. We champion our clients' interests, locally and globally, from offices across the US, Europe and Asia-Pacific. We represent more than 60% of UK's top 50 charities and consider charities to be a core client of our firm. We help many of our clients use their success and vision to make the world a better place. With offices from San Francisco to Sydney, we have expertise in advising charities that are part of a global network and on cross-border matters with particular expertise in cross-jurisdictional giving. As a full service firm, we are able to cater for all of your needs including governance, grant making, employment, media and reputation, tax, real estate, immigration and contentious trusts and legacies. We work with a lot of the country's top NHS charities and are experts at dealing with complex enquiries from regulators including The Charity Commission. We have been heavily involved with helping support charities on the frontline during the COVID-19 pandemic. Whether you are a large or small charity, we would love to hear from you, and support you so that you can continue the great work you are doing.