Meet our team / Natalie Barbosa

Natalie Barbosa

Senior associate

Senior associate in the projects team

My role

I provide advice to charities and health and social care organisations, with a focus on fundraising regulation and advice, commercial/contractual partnerships and green projects. I have over ten years of experience working in company/commercial, corporate and litigation specialisms.

My passion is for environmental and animal-welfare based charities, as well as children’s charities.

My experience

Prior to joining Anthony Collins Solicitors, I was the legal counsel at Barnardo’s – who, as well as being the UK’s leading children’s charity, are also a major provider of children and young adult services to local authorities and central government. I am also the vice-chair and trustee of Animal Free Research UK.

My support to charity clients includes dealing with matters such as fundraising law and regulation, charity partnerships, local authority tenders and service provision, contractual joint ventures and consortia, grants, data protection, general commercial matters and the development of in-house policies and procedures such as due diligence.

I also help lead Anthony Collins Solicitors’ work in the green sector, assisting clients with matters such as: achieving their sustainability goals, greening their procurement processes and working to improve biodiversity. I lead Anthony Collins Solicitors’ involvement with The Chancery Lane Project, a collaborative effort of UK lawyers using the law and contractual clauses to address the climate and ecological crisis.

‘Natalie Barbosa’s advice is always well thought through, compelling and reliable.’ Legal 500, 2020

‘Natalie is an “eminent member of the team.’ Legal 500, 2021

‘Natalie is proactive and approachable.’ – Chambers and partners, 2023

My specialisms

  • Fundraising
  • Charity governance
  • Commercial contracts
  • Third-sector contractual joint ventures and consortia
  • Social care and children's and young adult's services advice


My latest articles

Wildfires in Corfu: A climate call to action for your organisation
Wildfires in Corfu: A climate call to action for your organisation

The wildfires in Corfu have been a brutal reality check to much of the world’s press and public this past week.

Charities – do you have cyber-security sense?
Charities – do you have cyber-security sense?

Recently, the Charity Commission published updated guidance in relation to internal financial controls for charities. The purpose of the guidance is to ensure that charities implement a robust set of controls to minimise the risks of fraud and financial mismanagement occurring. By failing to adopt and implement such controls, a charity could detrimentally impact their finances and reputation.

Environment Bill receives Royal Assent
Environment Bill receives Royal Assent

Earlier this month, the Environment Act 2021 received Royal Assent introducing the Office for Environmental Protection. Many charities and environmental groups are buoyed by the new legislation.

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