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The enactment of the Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Act 2016 followed recent cases in the public domain where there had been poor oversight by some charities of their fund raising activities and misconduct and mismanagement of charitable assets. All has shone a light on the work of charities, their compliance with the Charities Act 2011, and caused investigation and enforcement by regulators such as the Charities Commission. Covid 19 has also impacted the financial resources of charities as the ability to carry out fund raising activities has been limited by lockdowns and social distancing. The inception of the Charities Act 2022 when each section is brought into force will cause amendments to the Charities Act 2011.

The work of members of Tennyson Chambers includes litigious work for and against charities.

Members have been involved in advising charitable trustees in the context of insolvency, and where civil fraud on a charity has occurred.

If you are, for example, a charity trustee and have concerns about the activities of your charity and the financial position of your charity then why not contact us for legal advice? Our advocates are fearless before the court, responsive and will put you at the centre of what we do in your case.

We can act quickly to freeze assets and obtain injunctions, obtain preservation orders on your behalf. We offer a service which is admired, excellent, and perfection is our goal.

If you a victim of poor funding raising activities by a charity we will also provide you with relevant legal advice, which is client focused to assist you in the remedy that you seek.

If you are a trustee of a religious institution where there is a dispute amongst your members about the charities assets and property or status, then we can assist you by advising you on the dispute.

Here you will find a link to the Charities register.

Please refer to our barrister’s page for further information about our members who can undertake litigious work in charity law. You may use our enquiry form and our shortlist facility

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For more information about our members and services please contact us.

Our telephone number in Southampton United Kingdom is +44 (0) 2381 511511.

For clients wishing to have a conference in London United Kingdom then please dial the London UK appointments number of +44 (0)203 407 0047.

Alternatively, you may email