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Governance & Risk Management for Charities

Governance & Risk Management for Charities

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Good governance is at the heart of a charity or educational institution: very often we can identify governance issues behind the success or difficulties of the charities, schools and institutions we advise.

Our advice includes:


  •  Trustees’ training on legal duties or specific issues
  •  Governance frameworks, policies and ancillary matters
  •  Effective governance within a group of charities
  •  Risk management systems and particular strategies such as incorporation
  •  Strategic planning
  •  Board support: paperwork preparation, review of minutes, or attending meetings
  •  Reviews and health checks of any governance or compliance issue

Developing strong governance and ensuring compliance must not hamper the work of the charity or educational institution, so our governance support, risk management and strategic planning services work around you.


Key elements are:


  • Suitable for any charity or educational institution, including those with complex arrangements and needs
  • We cover any aspect of law, compliance, regulation, strategy and governance
  • Can dovetail with your annual financial and reporting process or be at some other suitable time
  • Support can be a comprehensive one-off, a regular check-up such as a minutes checking service, or timely reassurance for significant decisions and changes

Key Contacts

Virginia Henley - Legal Director

Virginia Henley

Legal Director

01604 463345

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Meet the team

Latest testimonials

"On behalf of the trustees who attended your excellent training session yesterday, a very sincere thank you. It was excellent and I know it gave those present a lot to think about!"
A Cambridge Charitable Foundation


"Thank-you Virginia for all your help and guidance directing us through the charity incorporation process - you have been so very helpful. When colleagues have spoken to me about the conversion process, I have always, and will continue to, recommend you."
Psoriasis Association

"Thank you so much for a thought-provoking and vital presentation. I am very grateful to you. It will help immensely. All best."
Mr D

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“Hewitsons is an impressive practice – client-focused, efficient and effective. The firm punches well above its weight.”
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“Great communication, reasonable fees, good value for the money.”
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“The firm provides excellent partner expertise at highly competitive rates.”
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"They are an efficient, knowledgeable team, which is able to advise and carry out work on a variety of topics."
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"Hewitsons provided us with timely legal support adhering to the scope of the service agreed."
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“I particularly liked the approach of Hewitsons in that we worked with the same lawyer from initial discussions and quotation through to completion of the sale. This meant there was good continuity throughout the project.”
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"In my experience Hewitsons is top of its class. It has experts in every field."
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"Hewitsons is outstanding. It is professional, knowledgeable and efficient."
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

Latest testimonials

“The firm provides excellent partner expertise at highly competitive rates.”
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

"They are an efficient, knowledgeable team, which is able to advise and carry out work on a variety of topics."
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

"Hewitsons provided us with timely legal support adhering to the scope of the service agreed."
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

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They have a close knit team that keeps all of its members in the loop‘.
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500 

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