VCS support Resources FREE legal advice helpline Solicitor David Kirby, at DK Legal, has offered to provide a FREE legal advice helpline for organisations within the Community Southwark network. The helpline offers a free 30 minute telephone consultation to discuss any legal issues facing your organisation. To make use of the helpline, please contact David by email at [email protected] setting out a short summary of the issue that you wish to discuss plus your contact details. David will then be in touch to arrange a convenient time for a call. *Please note that the legal advice helpline is provided by DK Legal and is independent of Community Southwark. What is on offer?David provides legal advice to charities and other not-for-profit organisations across a wide range of areas including: Incorporations, mergers and restructures Constitutional reviews and amendments Commercial and business issues Governance and compliance matters Contracts and procurement Grant agreements and fundraising Liaison with the Charity Commission and other regulators COVID-19 issues such as holding meetings, working to help those affected, and releasing restricted funds to improve cash flow About DK LegalDavid has more than ten years’ experience as a solicitor in the charity and not for profit sector. He qualified as a solicitor in 2007 and soon after joined the Charity Commission as a legal advisor. He then moved to a major UK charity where he worked as Head of Governance & Legal. In 2016, David founded DK Legal with the aim of providing charities and other not-for-profit organisations with access to high quality, specialist legal advice at affordable fees. David has worked with a number of different charities since then, with a particular focus on serving smaller, local organisations. David grew up locally (in Kingston) and has served on the boards of various charities, currently acting as a trustee of two charities - Links International and Bluseeds – Dignity & Hope.