Birmingham-based law firm Anthony Collins Solicitors is hosting the inaugural Birmingham Charity Seminar on November 15 together with investment managers Brewin Dolphin.

Faced with growing demand for their services whilst funding is under pressure, charities must make difficult choices about what they can deliver and how they do so. The event aims to give charity trustees and senior staff the legal tools they need to face the resulting challenges, including managing staff in a downturn, the implications of the changing regulatory environment and the opportunities presented by the long-awaited legal structure, the Charitable Incorporated Organisation.

Senior associates at Anthony Collins Solicitors, Shivaji Shiva and Matthew Wort, will lead topical updates on the day, with opportunities for questions and discussions around the subjects.

Brewin Dolphin’s charity team will discuss financial and investment issues, providing an overview of the current investment rules, policy requirements and markets.

Mr Shiva said: “In a tough financial environment, it is understandable that many commentators highlight the daunting challenges faced by charities. Nevertheless, our experience is that the charities we work with are confident in their ability to produce results - they know and understand the needs of those they work with and work hard to find ways to maintain the support they offer the most vulnerable in society. With the right legal know-how they can continue to do that work with confidence.”