We offer advice on the formation, structure and administration of charities, and on the many kinds of contentious issues which can arise in connection with charities.

These include property disputes, trust disputes, issues relating to professional negligence and issues surrounding the construction of wills, contentious and non-contentious probate, and the administration of estates.

Charities are commonly named as residuary legatees of estates and as such often find themselves as defendants in disputes under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 and in connection with the administration of estates. Members of Chambers frequently act for charities in litigation, and this has included such high profile disputes as RSPCA v Gill [2010] EWCA Civ 1430, RSPCA v Sharp [2010] EWCA Civ 1474 and Ilott v Mitson [2017] UKSC 17