At Erginel Law, we firmly believe that we have a responsibility to the community and we are proud of our services to charities, NGOs, clubs and associations, including pro bono work.
Since Peyman Erginel established the firm in 1975, we have helped many of the TRNC’s best known charities and associations as well as a diverse range of smaller ones. We understand their practical needs and financial constraints, and can offer specialist advice accordingly.
Our experience ranges from being the honorary legal adviser to the British High Commission to arranging for the Osman Türkay Vakfı (Foundation) to be legally established.
For example, in 1978, we prepared the Rules establishing the Thalassaemia Society and arranged for it to be declared a “Charitable Society”.
Since 1980, we have been giving legal services to the British Residents Society in North Cyprus.
In 1992, we prepared the Rules to establish the Society of St Andrew’s, to protect the secular interests of St Andrew’s Church.
Between 2003 and 2012, we also prepared the Rules of Kyrenia Animal Rescue, the North Cyprus Cancer Charity Trust and the Royal British Legion (Kyrenia branch), making sure all three received charitable status and assisting them to function legally as charities under North Cyprus law.
In addition, Taner Erginel, Erginel Law’s legal consultant was a founding member of the Kyrenia Rehabilitation Centre-Cheshire Home and currently heads their Disciplinary Committee. He was also one of the founders of the Kuzey Kıbrıs Kızılay (North Cyprus Red Crescent, the equivalent of the Red Cross in the TRNC). He continues to play a significant role in assisting many other charitable organisations.
We are fully au fait with the changes made to the Associations Law in 2016, which have obliged the majority of civil society organisations in the TRNC to revise and update their rules and regulations to comply with current legislation.
We have extensive experience in this area and can advise on a range of related issues, including:
Employment law (including health and safety at work)
Intellectual Property law
Dispute Resolution and Litigation
Our committed and caring team will be happy to assist with any queries you may have.