What our clients are saying:

Rachel Stancliffe, Director of the Centre for Sustainable Healthcare

Tessa provided an extremely professional service to our Centre when we were setting up as a new organisation and needed guidance on whether or not we should be a charity. She engages fully with the piece of work whether large or small, and gives it 150% of her attention. With Tessa you feel as if you have the best of both worlds – a highly competent professional and a real person who listens and understands. I would trust her to advise any size of organisation and cannot recommend her highly enough.

Bruce Gillingham, Rector of St. Clement's Church Oxford & Chair of Oxford Churches Debt Centre

I’m very glad to commend Tessa Hennessy in her work as a charity solicitor. She has been of immense professional help to us in the Oxford Churches Debt Centre team in helping us to form a durable consortium of six churches in Oxford and to form us into a Charitable Incorporated Organisation.
Her previous experience and her current expertise gave to all the church leaders confidence and assurance that we were achieving our twin aims, namely the proper way in which to draw donations and deliver help for the poor, but also full compliance with charity law and accountancy procedures.

Richard Snow, CEO of Oxford Wood Recycling

We were fortunate to enlist Tessa to help us with a charitable conversion for Oxford Wood Recycling. Tessa worked extremely diligently throughout a difficult, protracted but ultimately successful negotiation with the Charity Commission to enable us to achieve charity status. We felt that we were in safe hands throughout and can’t thank her enough.

Martin Gillet, Manager of Oxfordshire Play Association

Oxfordshire Play Association (OPA) decided in early 2014 to change its legal status from an unincorporated charitable association to a charitable incorporated organisation. Following various discussions and communications with Tessa the trustees of OPA instructed her to advise them on incorporating the charity. Throughout the whole process Tessa was excellent in conducting her business, from her willingness to attend meetings, her excellent and courteous advice and her excellent levels of communication. We have found the whole process to be simple and clear and this is firmly down to Tessa. I would have no hesitation in recommending her to other voluntary sector organisations.