Meet our team / Katie Crosbie

Katie Crosbie


Executive in the governance, funding and corporate team

My role

I am an executive in the governance and commercial team, specialising in charity law, governance and education. I enjoy working with passionate and enthusiastic charities and not-for-profit organisations.

I am responsible for creating new charities and establishing them at the Charity Commission. I also work with charities in relation to their governance and restructures, property arrangements as well as the incorporation of charitable trusts and unincorporated associations.

I also work with schools converting to become academies including multi-academy trusts.

My experience

I work with a range of charities including those with a faith basis. I regularly establish charitable incorporated organisations and charitable companies registering with the Charity Commission and, if appropriate, Companies House.

I advise charities in relation to the holding of their property, including preparation of deeds of appointment and retirement, vesting declarations, the amendments of property trusts, and advising on the use of proceeds of sale. I have also assisted a number of charities in relation to entering into legal charges from monies received from a Christian lender.

I support a grant making charity by providing its administrative services. I manage the grant applications for the trustees and attend the trustees’ meetings as well as filing the appropriate papers at the Charity Commission, for example, annual returns.

I work with schools to take them through the process of becoming or joining a multi-academy trust. This includes drafting Memorandum and Articles of Association, Funding Agreements and Commercial Transfer Agreements.

My specialisms

  • Charities – establishment, registration and governance
  • Asset transfers
  • Grant making charities
  • Charitable property
  • Education – academies, multi-academy trusts


My latest articles

Charities monthly round-up December 2022
Charities monthly round-up December 2022

Welcome to our charities monthly round-up for December 2022. In this edition we highlight the importance of philanthropy but equally knowing your donor, new measures coming into force for the right for flexible working, and lots more.

Charities monthly round-up August 2022
Charities monthly round-up August 2022

Welcome to our charities monthly round-up for August 2022 where we talk about new changes being introduced with the new Charities Act 2022 and some charities whose financial processes and governance have found themselves gaining the attention of the Charity Commission.

Charities monthly round-up March 2022
Charities monthly round-up March 2022

This month we discuss the Charity Commission statement on implications for charities in light of the invasion of Ukraine, safeguarding concerns, the Spring Statement and de-registration of a charity.

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