HCR Hewitsons

Contact: Virginia Henley, Head of Charities

The broad range of charities we work with share a common goal – to make the world a better place.

Our long and extensive experience enables them to run as effectively as possible while complying with the law and Charity Commission guidance. Our work covers the full spectrum of charity law and we focus our energy, detailed knowledge and commitment to the sector on achieving each client’s aims and objectives.

Being fully immersed in the sector allows us to support good governance and manage risk, offering clear, detailed advice and solutions that go beyond the immediate issue at hand.

We offer a wide range of advice on: Conflicts of interest, Best practice, Payments to trustees, Mergers/restructuring, Registration/incorporations, Trustee training, Almshouses, Applications to the Charity Commission and Serious Incident reporting.


‘The knowledge of our organisation through working with us over a long period means the individuals instinctively know about our make up and needs. This is extremely helpful in complex merger works which recently took place. In particular Stephen Cole and Virginia Henley have been the most recent partners to assist us.’

- Anonymous education client

‘I have worked most closely with Saffa Mir, who has been exemplary throughout. She has been very clear and prompt in all her communications, and has been a great help to me in understanding the practical questions and communicating them to the trustees of the body I represent. I would also like to note that she has been flexible and helpful with a wide range of issues.’

- Anonymous charity client




Governance, regulation and compliance
Financial sustainability
Charity finance policy