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Charities, Not for Profit & Social Enterprise

Our team has put together a helpful guide on the new Incorporated Societies Act 2022 - click here to download a copy.

Not-for-profit and charitable organisations are an integral part of New Zealand society.

Tompkins Wake advises not-for-profit, charitable and philanthropic organisations, companies and incorporated societies. We regularly assist not-for-profit organisations to establish effective legal structures to enable the achievement of their objectives including, formation, registration and incorporation, establishing governance and reporting structures and ensuring regulatory compliance.

We have significant experience advising social enterprises and were instrumental in helping form the Momentum Community Foundation. Our work with Momentum continues as we support the Foundation with advice to help achieve greater social impact.

Tompkins Wake is also a member of The Good Collective, a collaboration focused on creating a Waikato charitable sector that is more effective, more sustainable and delivers more impact to the communities within the region.

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Areas of expertise:

  • Charities and Incorporated Societies
  • Commercial Contracts
  • Commercial Law
  • Employment Agreements
  • Leasing
  • Property Law
  • Governance and Management
  • Dispute Resolution and Mediation
  • Intellectual Property
  • Not for Profits

Charities, Not for Profit & Social Enterprise team

Scott Ratuki

Chair and Partner

Campbell Stewart


Peter Duncan


Peter Fanning


Shelley Slade-Gully


Robert Bycroft

Special Counsel