We offer an extensive program of events, including seminars and workshops. Upcoming events are listed below. We hope you will find these of interest and will be able to join us.

For more information, contact us at seminars@bwbllp.com.

Attendee Profile: For charities using or considering text donations

This event is aimed at charitable organisations interested in using text donations to increase their fundraising income, expand their reach or improve their donor relationships through text.

Using the special 70xxx series of Charity Mobile Shortcodes eligible organisations can obtain donations from a simple text message, harnessing the immediacy of text messaging and maximising the income potential from small donations.

Thu 29 Sep 2011          BWB Events Read More and Book >

Join TSW and BWB for a lunch & learn session on the topic of Future Trends in the Charity Sector. Please click here to register your interest in a place.

As with all the lunch & learns, the aim of our final session of 2011 is to stimulate discussion while making connections with peers in the sector. To do that, we'll be looking to the future, discussing what the sector can expect from the next ten years, with a particular focus on future trends in campaigning, fundraising and regulation.

Wed 28 Sep 2011          BWB Events Read More and Book >

Brands are not just for corporates. A charity's name and brand are often its most valuable assets in attracting supporters and donors. During this free 45 minute breakfast seminar, BWB's team of specialist trade marks lawyers introduce the basics of good name/brand clearance and protection practice for third sector organisations.

Wed 21 Sep 2011          Seminars Read More and Book >

The merits hearing of our Mock Tribunal will be heard on Tuesday 20 September 2011, from 4pm. The hearing will last 2 hours and will be followed by drinks and canapés at 6pm.

Tue 20 Sep 2011          Seminars Read More and Book >

Duties of Charity Trustees will examine in depth the role and responsibilities of a charity trustee. The session will clarify what is required of boards and trustees, outline the legal obligations, examine the roles within a board, and impart the principles behind good governance. Duties of Charity Trustees is a focused, informative seminar that will demystify trusteeship in a clear and concise format.

Thu 15 Sep 2011          Seminars Read More and Book >

Many charities are facing cuts to their funding and reductions in income, at a time where there will be unprecedented demand on services as result of austerity measures. How can charities rapidly respond and make the transition to high impact services at reduced costs?

We are pleased to announce this seminar which we are running with Patrick Nash of Connect Assist. Patrick has great experience of running civil society organisations from having been Chief Executive of a number of charities, including Teacher Support Network. Connect Assist specialises in providing solutions to charities and commercial organisations both in respect of back office services; technology solutions as well as direct services such as help lines.

Wed 07 Sep 2011          Seminars Read More and Book >

Thinking about Merger?
Are you serious?

Join three leaders in the field to guide you through a masterclass on mergers for charities, with an opportunity to explore your questions in detail.

Lawrie Simanowitz partner in the charities team at Bates, Wells and Braithwaite has taken dozens of charities through the merger process, from a simple takeover of a small grant making organisation to complex simultaneous multiple restructurings of national organisations. He will look at the different legal structures available and take you through a checklist of legal issues including the compatibility of objects and basics of due diligence.


Tue 19 Jul 2011          Seminars Read More and Book >

Following the success of the event held in March, Trustees Unlimited, in association with Trustee Works, are delighted to be running another training event for people interested in becoming trustees.

Drawing on the experience of NCVO, Trustees Unlimited and Trustee Works, the event will cover three key areas:

- An introduction to the Civil Society Sector

- An overview of the role and responsibilities of being a trustee/non executive

Thu 14 Jul 2011          BWB Events Read More and Book >

A seminar on governance and legal requirements for Free Schools is taking place on Monday 11 July 2011 from 5pm and is being kindly hosted by Bates Wells Braithwaite.

The seminar will provide a deeper understanding of the requirements of a company limited by guarantee and the running of an Academy Trust. The seminar will be led by both New Schools Network and Bates Wells & Braithwaite.

Mon 11 Jul 2011          Seminars Read More and Book >