Saunders & Co is widely known for its experience and expertise in the Sport and Leisure sectors, acting for several leading cultural and sporting organisations in Christchurch.

Apart from a paid manager, administrator and contracted service staff, most sport and leisure organisations tend to be run predominantly by volunteers. However these operations face many of the same legal considerations as commercial businesses such as constitution and company structure, health and safety, liquor licensing, employment contracts, ACC, privacy, and managing risk.


Many sport and leisure organisations are also set up as Not for Profits or Registered Charities, which adds another level of complexity to their legal requirements.


Our team has a strong understanding of the regulatory framework around both sectors and can advise organisations on the legal and compliance aspects of raising funds as a charity.


Several of our Partners are, or have been, represented on numerous volunteer boards including the Canterbury Repertory Theatre Trust, Children’s Theatre, Christchurch Music Theatre Education Trust, Christchurch Football Club, Christchurch Golf Club, Russley Golf Club, Crockford’s Bridge Club, Burnside Park Tennis Club and the Canterbury Cricket Association

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