Royal Charter Corporations

Experienced advisers on Royal Charters

We have extensive experience of advising Royal Charter corporations on amending Royal Charters, Rules or Bye Laws.

We regularly advise leading societies and other national bodies considering applying for a Royal Charter.

We recently advised a leading national charity on substantial changes to its Royal Charter including a complete rewrite of its byelaws, presenting the proposals to the Privy Council and Charity Commission and obtaining their approval. At the outset we were commissioned by the Chief Executive to produce a report on governance options and were a member of the Nominations and Governance Committee which guided the governance review.

Key services and issues

  • Obtaining and amending Royal Charters
  • Governance options
  • Governance reports
  • Privy Council and Charity Commission approval

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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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