Specialist charity solicitors

"Shoosmiths LLP has a client-focused team that always strives to put the client at the centre of everything that it does."

Legal 500


Our charities practice is headed by Angela Bowman, recognised as a leading expert in the charity legacy sector.

Angela has acted for a large number of leading national charities in connection with contested legacy cases, including Cancer Research UK, RSPCA, British Heart Foundation, Cats Protection, Dogs Trust, Kidney Research UK, Macmillan Cancer Support and Save the Children.

Shoosmiths has worked with charities and other not-for-profit organisations at both national and local level since the firm was first established more than 165 years ago. Our understanding of, and commitment to, the voluntary sector underpins the whole ethos of the firm.

Getting the right legal advice is essential in order for a charity or not-for-profit organisation to thrive, whatever its mission. Our specialist charities team provides concise and cost effective solutions to the full remit of issues encountered by charities, with specialist expertise in the following main areas:

  • Legacy administration
  • Contested legacies
  • Property
  • Intellectual property
  • Employment and Pensions

Meet our team

Click here for a teamsheet that gives more information about our charity sector team.


To discuss how we can assist your charity or organisation in respect of its legacy or other legal requirements, please contact Angela Bowman, national head of our charities practice, on 03700 86 8244 or by email at [email protected].