As one of the leading specialist practices outside London, Wrigleys has embraced the modern era through innovation and entrepreneurialism while upholding the traditions and beliefs which have marked the firm out as distinct from its peers in a crowded legal market.
We are recognised as experts in our specialist areas and give practical, common sense, and technically excellent advice to our clients with whom we form valued long-term relationships.
The firm is unique in limiting its work to private client, charities and trusts (with related niche areas including agriculture, pensions, ecclesiastical and education). We strive to maintain an optimal environment for these work types and have chosen to avoid other practice areas which would dilute our focus.
One of our core aims is to help our clients ensure that those things they act as steward for, and which have been entrusted to them, are left in a better place than they were found.
The Legal 500 guide considers Wrigleys a top tier “leading charity law firm” and Chambers Guide to the Legal Profession has given the firm “premier ranking”.
We are one of the few law firms in the country with dedicated lawyers working exclusively for charity and social enterprise clients. Many of our lawyers volunteer as trustees of charities or as board members of social enterprises, so they really understand the environment within which our clients operate.
We advise across a number of practice areas with a diverse client base, all of whom are seeking to improve their communities, society and the wider world. An example of our work is our impact investment work. Through this we advise social impact investors, the social investment arms of charitable foundations, community development finance institutions, enterprise funds, credit unions and other financial institutions to invest their resources to bring about positive social change. We also advise charities, social enterprises and employee owned companies of all shapes and sizes, seeking financing across a variety of sectors. From drafting and reviewing loan, intercreditor and security documentation, to advising on community share and bond offers, our breadth of expertise means that we can provide significant support in this field. Our understanding of the charities and social economy sector also means that we have a deep understanding of the opportunities and challenges facing our impact investment clients.