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Katie Crosbie

Executive

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

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My latest articles

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.

Charities monthly round-up 34
Charities monthly round-up 34

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

Everything’s changing in charity law: Part one
Everything’s changing in charity law: Part one

Charity registration financial thresholds.

Charities fortnightly round-up 26
Charities fortnightly round-up 26

While Christmas is looking a little different and we may be feeling less festive than we normally would, it is still a good time to reflect on what we have overcome this year.

Charities fortnightly round-up 19
Charities fortnightly round-up 19

Catch up with all the latest charity updates in this fortnight’s news roundup

Transgender and charities
Transgender and charities

It is important that trustees are aware of the law relating to people who are transgender and those who identify as non-binary so that they can ensure compliance.

Fundraising Regulator opens registration to Northern Ireland
Fundraising Regulator opens registration to Northern Ireland

The Fundraising Regulator has opened its registration scheme to charities registered with the CCNI; Jas Atwal explains the thresholds.

Community amateur sports clubs
Community amateur sports clubs

HM Revenue and Customs introduced the Community Amateur Sports Club (CASC) Scheme in April 2002. This article serves as a general update as to the requirements of registration of a CASC, structures of a CASC and the benefits of being a CASC.

Converting to a Charitable Incorporated Organisation
Converting to a Charitable Incorporated Organisation

It was first referred to in the Charities Act 2006 (which was subsequently replaced by the Charities Act 2011) but it has finally been announced that charitable companies are able to convert to a charitable incorporated organisation (“CIO”).

Pre-schools: registering with the Charity Commission and considering other charitable structures

What is so great about being a charity? Some charities find that they have greater access to grant funding compared to non-charities. A charity receives preferential tax treatment, including tax relief […]