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"Michael’s knowledge of Charity Law and his ability to provide concise expert advice on our diverse range of charitable activities, and fundraising activities,..."

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Michael’s knowledge of Charity Law and his ability to provide concise expert advice on our diverse range of charitable activities, and fundraising activities, mean that our Trustees feel totally at ease that we are not only meeting all regulatory requirements, but also we operating with sound professional advice behind us.

Michael took the time to understand the complex nature of membership organisation and its governance which allows him to understand our requirements and advise us accordingly.

James Brooks, Chief Executive, University of Lincoln Students' Union

"Wilkin Chapman has acted as our legal advisor since 2013, on a number of important matters including amending the company’s articles of association; assisting..."

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Wilkin Chapman has acted as our legal advisor since 2013, on a number of important matters including amending the company’s articles of association; assisting and handling discussions with the Charity Commission (following amendments to our charitable status); and helping with the preparation of our bye-laws. The firm also advised on the incorporation of a subsidiary company to enable Healthwatch Lincolnshire to undertake trading activities, in light of continuing cuts in grant funding.

Michael Squirrell has been available to us whenever needed and has considerable knowledge of the charity sector, along with issues that frequently arise and how to deal with them. We have been able to discuss all issues with someone who has listened to our concerns and clearly understands how to present often complex legal matters in an easy to follow and understandable manner. Being able to have a good working relationship and confidence in our professional advisor is key to establishing a positive working relationship.

In the years we have been working with Wilkin Chapman, they have advised on a number of legal issues as well as matters involving the Charity Commission. The professional advice we have received has been delivered promptly, in an understandable form, and from a partner in whom we have confidence. Wilkin Chapman is a legal firm that we would encourage any charitable organisation seeking legal advice to consult as it has specialist knowledge in this field and works hard at establishing a good client understanding. We have enjoyed an efficient, competent and professional service.

John Bains, Chairman, Healthwatch Lincolnshire Ltd