How does Foundation work?

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How does Foundation work?

Simplicity is the key to Foundation. When you join, we’ll give you a team sheet showing who in the team is responsible for each type of question along with their direct contact details. Every time you have a question, you simply contact the relevant person.

You can then discuss the matter at hand with the relevant member of the team. Having given your conversation due consideration, our solicitor will reply by email with their initial advice. If additional work is required (i.e. the drafting of policies or a new lease or changes to the status or structure of your charity) we will provide a fixed fee quotation based upon the preferential hourly rate we offer our charity clients.

From there, the decision as to whether you instruct us to progress that additional work is then yours to make but you will be able to make that decision knowing exactly what the work will entail and how much it will cost.

Why should your charity choose Foundation?

Our experienced charity lawyers have all of the specialist legal expertise your charity, social enterprise or community group will need, whatever your aims and whatever your future plans include.

We also offer a comprehensive range of trustee training courses designed to make sure your trustees understand their responsibilities so they make the maximum contribution to your charity’s future.

But, in addition to giving your open access to our specialist charity law expertise, Foundation will also provide your charity with:

  • Complete peace of mind. Our charity experts will always be at the end of the phone to answer the legal questions you have and suggest the best way forward for you in every situation.
  • Complete cost certainty. The cost of asking every legal question you have is covered and that cost covers an initial steer on what you need to do to address the issue at hand. We will also tell you exactly how much any further legal work will cost so you can make an informed decision as to whether you’d like that work done.
  • Complete confidence. Our charity specialists will give you answers and advice that combine their legal knowledge with their charity expertise so you can make the right decisions as you go which will save you time and budget further down the line as you try to put things right.

Most importantly, because you will always have access to the answers you’ll need to make the best decisions for your charity, you will have more time to concentrate on what you need to concentrate on, acting in the best interests of your beneficiaries.

The cost of the subscription is fixed at just £500 per quarter (or £167 per month). There is no minimum subscription period and you can opt out at any point with only one quarter’s notice.

If you would like to discuss find out more about Foundation please call Simon Gorman on 0114 290 6230 or email at We will then direct you to the charity lawyer on our specialist charity sector team best suited to deal with your enquiry and you can arrange to meet at your earliest convenience.

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