Solicitor in the governance and commercial team
I am a solicitor in the governance and commercial department. I act for a diverse range of clients including charities, social businesses and registered providers of social housing. I can advise on a range of issues including the formation of a not-for-profit organisation, incorporations, mergers and restructures, governance and constitutional issues, interactions with regulators in England and Wales, director/trustee duties and responsibilities. I have a particular specialism in faith-based charity governance and charity property trusts.
Prior to joining Anthony Collins Solicitors, I trained at a firm in the North West and spent a number of years post-qualification developing a specialism in charity law. I have experience in working with a range of not-for-profit organisations and have been an advisory committee member of a church property trust corporation. In my spare time, I am on the board of a large voluntary adoption charity which operates across the North of England. I also champion the careers of future lawyers as a mentor for law students studying at the University of Law.
Over the last few weeks, we have published individual ebriefings on some of the key changes to be implemented following the Government’s response to the Law Commission’s report.
The Law Commission published its report on Technical Issues in Charity Law in September 2017 following a public consultation.
Changing charitable purposes and amending governing documents.
A lot has been happening over the last month; from the Government’s budget announcement to interesting case law regarding charity trustees and their duties.
It has been another difficult few weeks for many of us, especially those who find themselves under tier 3 restrictions.
As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to decline in the UK, the nation’s attention is being increasingly focused on how we can recover and reform.
All these things are evidence of the great work that charities are doing to help see us through the Covid-19 pandemic and how they continue to be relied on to address need and inequality.
What is not often considered is a charity’s independence from charitable partners that it considers beneficial, or even essential, to its success.
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