Contact: Andrew Studd

2 Putney Hill, London SW15 6AB

The Charity and Social Business Team

The Charity and Social Business Team at Russell-Cooke is one of the leading charity and not-for-profit legal practices in the United Kingdom.  Our team of 13 partners and solicitors focuses entirely on the charity and not-for-profit sector. 

Our focus on your sector means that we understand the complexities of delivering a social mission in a competitive and uncertain financial environment.  Our aim is to deliver advice in a practical and cost-effective manner seeking to anticipate issues before they arise.  We can help with:

  • Registration and incorporation of all types of legal entities
  • Governance and constitutional issues, including trustee induction, updates and training
  • Tendering, contracting and commercial contracts
  • Fundraising, trading, trading subsidiaries
  • Intellectual property and trademarks
  • Investment management and social investment arrangements
  • Employment law, TUPE and change management, employment tribunals and claims
  • Property advice on acquisitions, disposals, developments, leases and transfers of land
  • Funding and security issues for grants and mortgages
  • Risk management and legal audits.
  • Data protection, including data collection, processing, transfers and sharing, subject access and other requests, data breaches, and marketing rules
  • Safeguarding issues

Russell-Cooke works with CFG to provide a free telephone helpline for CFG members. The helpline allows members to have a short telephone conversation with a legal professional on the above issues relating to running a charity. Further details can be found here:

For more information, please contact:

Andrew Studd

Chris Rowse



Governance, regulation and compliance
Charity finance policy