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Catherine Gibbons

Associate

Associate in the governance, funding and corporate team

My role

I am an associate 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.

My experience

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.

My specialisms

  • Charity law
  • Governance
  • Churches and faith-based charities
  • Incorporations and mergers
  • Charitable property trusts

Blog


My latest articles

Charities monthly round-up February 2022
Charities monthly round-up February 2022

This month we consider the Charities Act 2022, Charity Commission inquiries, police investigations and Covid-19 guidance.

Everything’s changing in charity law: The final instalment
Everything’s changing in charity law: The final instalment

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.

Everything’s changing in charity law: Part three
Everything’s changing in charity law: Part three

Changing charitable purposes and amending governing documents.

Everything’s changing in charity law: Introduction
Everything’s changing in charity law: Introduction

The Law Commission published its report on Technical Issues in Charity Law in September 2017 following a public consultation.

Charities monthly round-up 30
Charities monthly round-up 30

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.

Charities fortnightly round-up 23
Charities fortnightly round-up 23

It has been another difficult few weeks for many of us, especially those who find themselves under tier 3 restrictions.

Charities weekly round-up 16
Charities weekly round-up 16

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.

Charities weekly round-up 11
Charities weekly round-up 11

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.

Are you independent (enough)?
Are you independent (enough)?

What is not often considered is a charity’s independence from charitable partners that it considers beneficial, or even essential, to its success.