Partner in the social business team
I lead our work for social businesses, including for co-operatives, community organisations (including leading umbrella body locality) and social enterprises. I also specialise in community asset transfer and community-led housing, and social business involvement in delivering public services. I deliver high-level governance support to a range of organisations, including dealing with board disputes and constitutional issues.
My work began with governance for community regeneration projects, and has developed into supporting all kinds of organisations using enterprise to achieve a social purpose. I write constitutions and advise on corporate design, as well as advising on contracts, grant funding and social investment. I have lots of experience in establishing community ownership and promoting the co-operative principles through legal structures.
I was involved in reviewing the Code of Governance for community-led housing organisations 2021.
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.
EOTs have been aggressively marketed as a tax-free share sale, but that should not deter practitioners from raising EOTs.
Nine in ten UK businesses are on the journey to becoming more ethical as a result of growing pressure to operate in a way that benefits society, according to a new poll released today.
A group of Anthony Collins Solicitors (ACS) experts from across our various client sectors have gazed into their crystal ball and given us a view on how 2021 is looking.
Daniel Brewer from Resonance talks about his journey into investing in enterprise with a social purpose, and discusses what the landscape looks like for social businesses post Covid-19.
In the first of a series of podcasts, David Alcock and Beulah Allaway from ACS talk to Chris Brown from igloo regeneration about business, social purpose and why being an ethical developer is unusual.
The Cabinet Office has published guidance asking for people to act responsibly, fairly and “in the national interest”.
We welcome the Labour Party’s commitment to doubling the size of the co-operative economy. We wholeheartedly support the ambition to grow this vitally important part of the economy.
Brexit means… The Conservative manifesto was dominated by Brexit. There was a firm commitment to leaving the EU, no matter what the end result of the negotiations over the next two years.
The new model, created by Learning Disability England, could revolutionise the way charities are run and bring them closer to co-operativism, by incorporating the voices of its service users, their family and friends and other interested groups.
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