They provide an excellent service and are very effective. They have deep expertise in the sector, an excellent firm network, and the individuals I dealt with personally are technically excellent.

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We have many years of experience in working with private and corporate philanthropists who wish to fund or establish their own foundations, charities and social enterprises.

If you are interested in setting up your own philanthropic vehicle or foundation, we can work with you to achieve your goal, from the initial set up, through to advice on governance and cross border tax as well as project monitoring and the making of social investments. We can also advise you on the alternatives, should you prefer to structure your philanthropy through a donor-advised fund or other giving vehicles – whether in the UK or internationally.

Whatever your objectives, we are able to draw together leading charity law, tax, and private wealth specialists, to provide you with clear, practical solutions to your legal requirements.

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Julian Smith quoted in Spear's Magazine in an article on Philanthropy: