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Charity merger: National Childbirth Trust

We advised the National Childbirth Trust on its merger with the Midwives Information and Resource Service (MIDIRS). We advised the National Childbirth Trust on this merger including negotiating and concluding a framework merger agreement.

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Charity merger

We advised the NSPCC on its merger with ChildLine. We worked closely alongside our client, the NSPCC, in advising on the transfer of the ChildLine charity to the NSPCC.

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Acquisition of charity headquarters

Acted for Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health on the acquisition of its new headquarters in Theobald’s Road, London and on its related sale of its headquarters building near London Regent Street.

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National rebranding of a charity

We advised Arthritis Research UK on its national rebranding. We provided a legal project plan and then handled all stages of implementation, including obtaining consents from the Charity Commission and OSCR, passing the resolutions of the charity and its subsidiaries and licensing of the new name to its trading company.

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Charity merger

We advised Deafness Research UK on its merger with Action on Hearing Loss. We advised the Chief Executive and the Board of Trustees on the options for structuring the merger and helped the client to identify their core requirements which should be protected in a merger.

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Governance review of a Royal Charter body

Advised the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists on the introduction of an entirely new governance structure. The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists is the medical Royal College for its speciality established by Royal Charter. Ian Hempseed was appointed as the legal advisor to the College’s Governance Working Party, whose recommendations were approved by the College’s Council.

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Cross border charity merger

Advised Outward Bound on the transfer of the Omani operations of a subsidiary charity to an NGO registered in Oman. Outward Bound operated a subsidiary charity in Oman to use its wild deserts and mountain landscape to develop life skills through challenging outdoor journeys.

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Conversion of a housing association to a charity

Converted Franklands Village Housing Association to an exempt charity and subsequently complete its merger with a local charity. Franklands Village Housing Association is a community benefit society and therefore could not register with the Charity Commission.

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Biota! National Aquarium development

National Aquarium development. This project is for the development of a £100 million new National Aquarium in London’s Docklands. A section 106 Agreement with Newham Borough Council requires the Aquarium to be the trigger for the wider development of Silvertown Quays.

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