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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

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My latest articles

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.

Charities monthly round-up November 2021
Charities monthly round-up November 2021

This month we will be considering the impact of the Autumn Budget and Spending Review on the charity sector, trustee good practice concerning benefits and net carbon zero plans.

Charities: What’s changing in the Modern Slavery Act reporting requirements
Charities: What’s changing in the Modern Slavery Act reporting requirements

Charities, like other organisations, may be subject to or choose to voluntarily comply with the reporting requirements under the Modern Slavery Act 2015.

Charities monthly round-up 32
Charities monthly round-up 32

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

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

In this ebriefing, we focus on the response regarding cy-pres schemes and the proceeds of fundraising appeals.

A climate resolution is for life, not just for New Year…
A climate resolution is for life, not just for New Year…

Climate change and biodiversity is an area where significantly faster changes are needed on a global and local basis.

Charities fortnightly round-up 25
Charities fortnightly round-up 25

Finally, there is a glimmer of hope that perhaps the Covid-19 pandemic could be reaching its end.

Charities fortnightly round-up 18
Charities fortnightly round-up 18

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

Charity Commission regulatory alert
Charity Commission regulatory alert

On 25 June 2020, the Charity Commission issued a regulatory alert to all leaders of large or complex service-providing charities.

Charities weekly round-up 10
Charities weekly round-up 10

Whilst last week saw some children returning to school and groups of people from different households finally being able to meet again, life in the UK is still far from “back to normal”.