Meet our team / Catherine Gibbons

Catherine Gibbons


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


My latest articles

Charities monthly round-up September 2023
Charities monthly round-up September 2023

With the promise of autumn in the air, don’t ‘fall’ behind; it’s time to settle down with a pumpkin spice latte and read up on some of the most important updates from the sector in our latest charities newsletter.

Charities monthly round-up November 2022
Charities monthly round-up November 2022

Welcome to our charities monthly round-up for November 2022. It has been a busy month in the charity world with the first Charities Act 2022 reforms coming into force and a new Charity Commission guidance.

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.

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