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We are the umbrella body for the voluntary and community sector in Southwark. We support charities, community groups and individuals through capacity building, networks and training.

FREE legal advice helpline: DK Legal

Solicitor David Kirby, at DK Legal, has offered to provide a FREE legal advice helpline for organisations within the Community Southwark network.

What is on offer?

The helpline offers a free 30 minute telephone consultation to discuss any legal issues facing your organisation.
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 Legal

David 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.

How it works 

Please contact our VCS Support Team, via info@communitysouthwark.org, to request an appointment. We will then liaise with David and yourself to find a suitable time.

In your email, please provide as much detail as you can about your issue, including any documents you think relevant. This ensures you can make the most of David’s time when you meet.

*Please note that the legal advice helpline is provided by DK Legal and is independent of Community Southwark.