Governance and commercial expert, advising clients in the charitable, not-for-profit and healthcare sectors.
I advise clients on governance and commercial issues, including intellectual property matters.
I advise on: corporate transactions, including acquisition and divestment strategies; partnership, framework, sub-contract and other collaborative working arrangements; funding agreements, including European funding grants; intellectual property ownership and management issues; and incorporating charities and providing on-going support.
Inquiry The Grail Trust (“the Trust”) was set up in 1976 for the purposes of advancing religion and education and the relief of poverty.
Efforts to save the charity included making a number of its employees redundant. The charity has now been rescued by another charity, CGL (Change, Grow, Live) meaning that the jobs of Lifeline Project’s remaining 1,300 employees have been saved, and the services they provide will continue.
Social media mistakes can damage your charity’s reputation and generate unwanted publicity or media interest.
1. Be proactive - New organisations, in both the private and third sector, spring up all the time. Existing organisations re-brand or change their name on a regular basis.
Charities can only act within their objects and powers — charities are always set up to achieve specific objectives (such as advancement of religion, relief of poverty, etc.
We have developed a useful and accessible toolkit to help you to manage your intellectual property. It includes important elements of your branding, such as logos, and the rights in the written materials you produce including the information that you publish on your website.
The introduction of charitable incorporated organisations (“CIO”) in 2013 gave those wishing to set up as a charity a new form of legal structure, unhindered by the often complex requirements of company law.
Charities operate in an environment of trust and this trust can easily be exploited at the expense of charity assets if trustees do not ensure that they take adequate fraud prevention measures.
The latest Report takes a probing look at the unconventional practices of Kids Company in an effort to draw out lessons for trustees, the Charity Commission and Government.
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