Our work in this sector is an integral part of who we are, helping to build successful organisations and in turn, stronger communities. We help to lift the burden of regulatory compliance, governance and capacity issues so that our clients can focus on what they do best – helping others.
We have extensive experience partnering with clients in the not-for-profit and charity sector spanning health, education, arts and culture, family and community services, community and affordable housing, indigenous affairs, and aged care.
As a leading national adviser to the social infrastructure industry across a range of legal matters, we are recognised as acting for the industry as well as being a part of it.
Our work includes legal and tax structuring, risk assessment, governance advice and legal compliance for the full range of all activities undertaken in the not-for-profit sector.
We are known for our expertise in establishing compliant charitable trusts, regulatory advice for not-for-profit providers of aged care and retirement living, governance instruction, and advising on affordable housing including the structuring of arrangements under the National Rental Affordability Scheme (NRAS).
Additionally our experience includes probity, charitable fundraising endorsement and compliance and the establishment of public and private philanthropic funds.
We take our commitment to this sector seriously and apply the same level of care, expertise and enthusiasm to our work in this area as we do for commercial clients.
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Leukaemia Foundation Australia
Advised on strategic collaborations and amalgamations of charities, along with the transfer of their assets and services.
Advised on the sale and purchase of commercial business activities to form social enterprises within broader charitable group structures.
Transferred over 20 aged care and respite facilities to a related entity across remote WA and the Northern Territory.
St Vincent de Paul Society
Advised the Society on its registration under the national housing regulatory framework.
The National Trust of Australia (Queensland)
Assisted NTAQ to change from a statutory body to a public company limited by guarantee. We continue to provide advice to the board, from time to time, about the governance of that structure.
Girl Guides Queensland and Girl Guides Australia
Acted for many years for the State Council of Girl Guides Queensland and most recently its governance committee in a restructure of its constitution and governance processes.
Queensland Trust for Nature
Advised on the receipt of a substantial in-kind donation from a philanthropic donor, involving a significant piece of rural property with operational responsibilities.
National Affordable Housing Consortium Ltd
Structuring and governance advice specific to large overseas charity, including the development of the identified model and drafting of the constitution, supporting member agreement and related governance framework documents.
Established and ongoing compliance work for numerous high net worth individuals.