O'Connell Brennan

Our Expertise

Charities &

Charities & Not-For-Profit

We advise charitable and not-for-profit organisations (both domestic and international) across all sectors. We have experience in acting for a wide range of charities, including educational institutions, medical and healthcare organisations, religious bodies and grant making trusts. We advise on the powers and duties of trustees, directors and officers, governance, charity incorporations and mergers, legislation affecting charities and policies and operational guidance.

We are also experienced in advising on administrative matters, such as fundraising ventures and service arrangements. Our expertise includes:

  • Establishment of charities and advice on appropriate legal structures, both incorporated and unincorporated

  • Establishment of charitable trusts and advice in relation to ongoing trust law issues

  • All aspects of charity law in particular the Charities Act 2009 and the implications for charities and charity trustees

  • Reorganisation and restructuring of charities

  • Governance arrangements

  • Obligations in relation to fundraising

  • Tax advice including making applications for charitable status to the Revenue Commissioners

  • Advising charities in relation to benefits and entitlements under wills or trusts

  • Advising in relation to the Companies Act 2014

 Our clients include: