We act for Not for Profits (NFP) across a variety of sectors and have the depth of experience to provide a holistic approach in understanding all aspects of the organisation to ensure the ‘for-purpose’ objectives are achieved.

We work closely with you as trusted advisors to the business to ensure the aims of the organisation are accomplished with all legal and corporate requirements fulfilled.

We provide advice as well as continuing education to our NFP clients to assist in the smooth running of the business to ensure the goals for good are prioritised.


  • Mergers, acquisitions and collaborations
  • Establishment and winding up
  • Corporate governance
  • Tax issues
  • Commercial law
  • Intellectual property
  • Property and leasing
  • Workplace relations
  • Disputes
  • Defamation in social media
  • Compliance
  • Litigation
  • Investigations into health and safety incidents

Our clients include health and disability service providers, religious entities and other not-for profit organisations.

In addition, our team is very well connected and we enjoy sharing our network with clients to further assist them with all facets of the NFP.

Catherine Ballantyne releases regular updates and valuable resources for NFPs. Subscribe here or contact Catherine at the details below if you would like more information.

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Businesses rely on Catherine as a disputes specialist who will guide them through complex litigation, and who understands the commercial realities of being involved in a dispute.

Thought Leadership & Past Experiences

Madgwicks Lawyers Guide to Success for Not-for-profit Boards and Committees

Welcome to the Madgwicks Lawyers Guide to Success for Not-for-profit Boards and Committees. Congratulations – you are on the board or committee for a not-for-profit t(NFP) organisation. As a board or committee member on a NFP organisation you have a...
15 July, 2021

Not for profit case study – potential conflict of interest of a board member

You are the chair of the board of a not-for-profit organisation. You are told by an employee that a board member’s wife is a shareholder of a company which the not-for-profit organisation hired to provide training to its staff. The...
6 July, 2021

Not-for-profits: How to take minutes of board or committee meetings

One of the important functions of a not-for-profit organisation’s board or committee meetings is to make informed decisions in the interest of the organisation. The following outlines the best practice of how to take board meeting minutes. Upfront administrative matters...
6 July, 2021