Meet our team / Edwina Turner

Edwina Turner

Legal director

Legal director in the governance, funding and corporate team

My role

As someone with extensive experience of working with national and international charities, I advise on restructures, mergers and internal governance. Often working alongside boards and chief executives, I advise and mentor them through difficult changes aiming to make them as simple and as positive as possible.

I have a particular responsibility for charities, including churches, with a Christian foundation, and also regularly work with health and social care charities and those working in the arts, such as theatres. I am also responsible for Anthony Collins Solicitors trainees, ensuring that the training they receive with the firm is of the highest possible standard, as well as being enjoyable and challenging.

My experience

I have extensive experience of advising and establishing all types of charities – unincorporated, trusts, charitable companies limited by guarantee, charitable incorporated organisations etc. On a regular basis I deal with asset transfers; establishing trading subsidiaries and social enterprise companies; group structures; advising on payment of trustees; contracts; grant agreements; and liaising with the charity commission concerning all aspects of charity regulation. This includes registration, serious incident reporting, altering charitable objects, and charity investigations. I enjoy training trustees on their duties and potential liabilities.

My passion is to help faith-based charities achieve their goals and vision. Doing so, I am also a member of the Ecclesiastical Law Society, and am married to the pastor of a black majority church in Handsworth, Birmingham.

‘Edwina Turner is excellent to work with – readily available, responsive, pragmatic and knows her stuff.’ Legal 500, 2023

Edwina Turner has been down to earth, knowledgeable and amenable. Edwina has time and time again, been very accessible to my queries and helped me to navigate the legals of many different situations. She has gone above and beyond to provide a great service to my organisation and I cannot commend her highly enough.’ – Legal 500, 2022

My specialisms

  • Charity governance structures
  • Mergers and take overs
  • Asset transfers
  • Contracts and trading
  • Grant agreements


My latest articles

Charities monthly round-up March 2023
Charities monthly round-up March 2023

In this edition, we look at 2023 annual returns, more news on the financial side including HMRC’s new anti-tax avoidance scheme and changes to auto-enrolment pensions in the pipeline, gag clauses and the ability of charities to enter into public debates and the Charity Commission’s consultation on social media guidance.

Charities monthly round-up July 2022
Charities monthly round-up July 2022

Charities monthly round-up July 2022 contains several nuggets about how charities can ensure they have good governance and leadership, as well as news stories about the fates of those who haven’t.

Charities monthly round-up September 2021
Charities monthly round-up September 2021

The monthly round-up from the Anthony Collins Solicitors charities team.

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