Creative Organisations

Our team can help you set up, manage and govern your organisation

Creative Organisations

Counterculture Partnership is a member of the Charity Lawyers Association - and our partners are board members for charities, social enterprises and other creative companies. All this experience helps make sure our legal advice is pragmatic, practical and up to date.

We have a very wide working definition of the creative sector, including commercial companies, not for profit associations, trusts, and registered societies. We provide advice to student unions, community based organisations, sole traders, and charities with a national (if not international) reach. We can set up and register new organisations; provide policies and contracts to help with the day to day activities, and help with mergers and closures. From start to finish, we've got it covered from our Manchester and London offices.

We hope you never have to deal with a legal dispute - but if you do, we can help with bad debts, infringement cases, employment matters and other types of litigation.

We also work alongside our colleagues on financial, tax and other business related consultancy matters. We don't spend our time attending hundreds of seminars, instead we try our best to deal with your project effectively and efficiently, with the minimum of hassle.

Our work is insured and regulated in accordance with the Solicitors Regulation Authority to provide you with extra peace of mind - and at a fixed fee we can normally agree up front.

How we help

Despite all best efforts, sometimes organisations face financial difficulties. Whether caused by a drop in funding, or an increase in...

Financial Difficulties , Insolvency ,

Buying a business

4 May by Keith

Taking the decision to buy an existing business is an exciting moment. We can help guide you through the entire...

Business Purchase ,

Despite announcements to the contrary, the tax relief promised for museums and galleries in the UK has been delayed. The...

Tax ,

It is now possible for charities registered with the Charity Commission for England and Wales to register with the Fundraising...

Fundraising ,

The Charity Commission of England and Wales updated its guidance Charity finances: trustee essentials (CC25) last week. It is published in...

Charity , Governance ,

Alternative Medicine Charities

17 March by Keith

The Charity Commission of England and Wales is considering whether organisations that promote so called “alternative medicine” should be charitable....

Charity , Health ,

News and updates

8 November by Keith

Here’s a tip if you are applying for charity status. One of the four structures acceptable to the Charity Commission...

Charity , CIO , Entrenchment ,

7 November by Keith

When running a prize draw, the Advertising Standards Authority’s CAP Code requires that the name and county of major prize...

ASA , Competitions , Data Protection , Fundraising ,

6 November by Keith

Despite all best efforts, sometimes organisations face financial difficulties. Whether caused by a drop in funding, or an increase in...

Financial Difficulties , Insolvency ,

31 October by Meghan

The Charity Commission of England and Wales recently updated its guidance on protecting your charity from fraud. Fraud is the...

Charity , Fraud , Governance ,

30 October by Keith

On the 18th of October the UK’s Fundraising Regulator announced changes to the Code of Fundraising Practice for static collections....

Fundraising ,

5 September by Keith

In accordance with current regulations, a registered society must, unless it is a small society, appoint one or more qualified...

Audit , Registered Society ,


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