Charities, Community Groups and Sports Clubs

If your charity or community group needs legal advice, contact:

John A Sinnott & Co Solicitors - John G Murphy

John G. Murphy

The Charities Act 2009 passed on the 28th of February 2009 regulates community and voluntary activity and promotes accountability and transparency. All charities must register with the Charities Regulatory Authority.

John A. Sinnott & Co. advises some leading charities in relation to:

  • Regulation
  • Funding Corporate Governance
  • Licensing
  • Charitable Status
  • Formation
  • Commercial Intellectual Property e.g. trademarks
  • Employment Law


We can also assist you with drawing up agreements, such as:

  • Charity Fundraiser Agreement

This agreement can be used to regulate the relationship between the organiser of an event and a charity selected as the main beneficiary of the event.


  • Event Management Agreement

Used where, for example, a local show committee wants to appoint an Event Manager to organise the annual County Fair or County Show or similar event.