Executive in the governance and commercial team
I have three years’ experience within charities and education governance advising clients on academy conversions, charity incorporations and many other governance structure amendments. I also have over three years’ experience in equal pay litigation for a local authority. I have previously volunteered with the Staffordshire and West Midlands Community Rehabilitation Company assisting past offenders to get back into employment to attempt to break the chain of reoffending.
My role involves working with a large range of charities. I regularly establish charitable incorporated organisations and charitable companies registering with the Charity Commission and Companies House (where necessary). I also advise charities in relation their property, including trust deed reviews and amendments, preparation of deeds of appointment and retirement and vesting declarations.
I work with schools to take them through the process of becoming or joining multi-academy trusts. This includes drafting memorandum and articles of association, funding agreements, supplemental agreements and commercial transfer agreements. I am a graduate member of CILEx and am currently completing my work-based portfolio and working towards becoming a chartered legal executive.
In this ebriefing, we identify what we see as the key messages arising from recent prosecutions in the care and housing sectors.
A recent High Court case on costs could prove essential reading for clients who have cases in the magistrates' courts.
The employment and pensions team offer practical advice on whistleblowing.
Partners, David Alcock and Sarah Patrice, have been involved in reviewing the new Code of Governance for community-led housing, published on 21 May 2021 by the Confederation for Coop Housing.
Following the eviction ban being lifted on 31 May 2021 and further to our previous ebriefing, the new notice of seeking possession forms are now available on the Government website as Word versions.
The European Court of Justice's standpoint on the Wiener Wohnen landowning developer case, and how the level of influence over the work did not amount to a decisive influence.
The Law Commission's Technical Issues in Charity Law report revealed that many charities struggle with a range of technical issue in the law.
The Law Commission recommended four key changes to the law in respect of mergers and the incorporation of charities which we have detailed in this ebriefing.
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.
In April 2021, the Foreign Office halted funding for Oxfam following new allegations of sexual misconduct made against staff in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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