The not-for-profit sector faces increasingly complex issues.  From smaller volunteer organization to national corporate-styled entities, proper legal structures, commercial arrangements and exemptions must be addressed by not-for-profit and charitable organisations and their directors.

are subject to similar scrutiny and regulation as for-profit organisations. Not-for-profits and charities also often have special reporting and regulatory obligations, such as those overseen by the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission for registered charities.  These include strict governance standards and annual reporting obligations regarding the financial position and activities of a registered entity.  

Harwood Andrews provides advice to charities and not-for-profit organisations and community groups, as well as professional associations including in relation to:

  • regulatory compliance

  • charity registration

  • taxation concessions

  • specific laws surrounding the National Disability Insurance Scheme

  • governance and constitutional review

  • commercial contracts and arrangements

  • business structuring including mergers and demergers

  • bequests and charitable giving

Harwood Andrews has some of the most experienced lawyers in Australia who have advised both large and small not-for-profit entities operating in diverse areas, including the health, education, cultural, environmental, welfare, disability, sporting, international aid and other areas.  Many of our lawyers are also involved in not-for-profit and charitable organisations and can provide practical legal advice from experience gained from being involved in a range of different not-for-profit areas.

As sport Harwood Andrews provides high quality legal services tailored to the unique needs of the sports industry.

Our clients include sporting organisations, sport management agencies, individual athletes and sporting events. We understand legal challenges in the sporting industry, and our experienced team work collaboratively to achieve the best results, tailored to each client. 

Our sports law services include:

  • sponsorship, events and merchandising contracts

  • governance, policy and insurance advice

  • trademark and intellectual property commercialisation, protection and management

  • dispute resolution, tribunals and litigation

  • liquor licensing and gaming

  • competition and fair trading

Our practical and collaborative approach, together with our ability to draw on advice and support from experts in relevant areas of law such as corporate law, tax, industrial relations, property, not-for-profit and intellectual property, enables us to always be well positioned to achieve the best possible outcome for clients.