A long-established unincorporated association approached us to advise them on the process of converting to a charitable incorporated association. The existing governing rules of the charity were very complicated, having been modified several times over many years. The members of the charity were keen to maintain many of the charity’s traditions through these rules.
We drafted a bespoke constitution for the new incorporated association, maintaining the charity’s traditions while complying with the Charity Commission requirements. We also advised on the transfer of around £1.5m of assets as part of the conversation process.