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Through One Westminster, Russell-Cooke Solicitors is offering a free legal advice helpline to voluntary or community organisations operating in Westminster. 

You can access up to 20 minutes of advice on any one issue. Areas covered include: 

  • Governance
  • Contracting and collaboration
  • Mergers
  • Intellectual Property
  • Leases and Property
  • Legal Structures and Charitable Status
  • HR/employment

To access the helpline you must be a One Westminster member. You may become a member by filling in the registration form. If you are a member, please call Davide Marullo at 0207 535 0488.

The helpline is available 9.30am - 5pm on weekdays.

Read the terms of use for the helpline.


  • The LawWorks Not-For-Profits Programme provides free legal advice and support to small not-for profit organisations who give valuable support to communities across England and Wales. LawWorks matches the organisation with a volunteer lawyer from its network who can advise on that matter. Examples of discrete matters volunteers can help with include: drafting a contract, reviewing a lease, updating a constitution/articles and clarifying rights in a commercial dispute.  
  • Russell-Cooke Solicitors provide practical legal advice to charities and other not-for-profit organisations, which are varied in legal structure and area of operation
  • Sandy Adirondack is a freelance management consultant and trainer working exclusively in the voluntary/not-for-profit sector. Her main specialisms legal aspects of voluntary sector governance and management, and helping boards become more effective. Her  website includes a legal update service which will help your organisation keep up with changes in the law. There are direct links to government guidance, regulations and the legislation itself.