Farrer & Co has advised on the creation of the largest UK charity for older people through the merger of Help the Aged and the UK-based affiliations of Age Concern.
Partners Anne-Marie Piper and Jo Coleman led a team of lawyers from across the UK advising newly formed charity Age UK. It was the first major cross-border merger under devolved charity laws.
Farrers coordinated teams from Edinburgh-based Turcan Connell, Belfast-based Cleaver Fulton Rankin and Geldards in Cardiff to advise on the transfer of the undertakings of the four Age Concern charities and the division and transfer of Help the Aged operations to new organisations – Age UK, Age Scotland, Age NI and Age Cymru.
The two charities were advised in-house, along with Stone King Sewell for Help the Aged, Bates Wells & Braithwaite for Age Concern England, Anderson Strathern for Age Concern Scotland and Elliott Duffy Garrett for Age Concern Northern Ireland.