Solicitor in the governance and commercial department working with charities, social businesses and housing providers.
I specialise in governance for charities, social businesses and housing providers. I help clients to identify the right governance structures including bespoke arrangements and take them through the incorporation process and registration with regulators. I advise existing organisations on mergers and restructuring, trusts and permanent endowments, directors’ duties and in relation to other legal and regulatory issues they face. I also work with housing associations and other social and community led housing providers and help groups to set up community land trusts.
Having trained at a firm specialising in charity law, I have experience in working with a range of not-for-profit organisations, particularly faith-based charities. I advise on structural and governance issues and have experience advising charities and social businesses in relation to governance disputes at both board and member level. My experience has shown me the importance of supporting and assisting organisations to comply with legal and regulatory duties so that they can focus on serving their communities.
I am currently a trustee of the University of Leicester Students’ Union.
Last week, England entered another period of lockdown which will last until at least 2 December.
Six months after the first recorded case of COVID-19 in the UK, it is clear that charities, community organisations and volunteers have played a huge role in the UK’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic
With many of our updates over recent weeks highlighting the challenges that have emerged from lockdown, we are now seeing a trend of charities grappling with the challenge of emerging from lockdown.
This week we continue to look at key issues affecting charities, some of the great funding available to them and creative to help their communities.
Charities face unprecedented challenges as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak as they try to continue operating in a period of uncertainty and with a lack of resources.
Earlier this year, the Charity Commission published its inquiry report into Oxfam GB, following allegations about events in Haiti in 2010 involving its staff members.
Organisations are increasingly becoming victims of criminal fraud and cyber attacks. It is essential that organisations, including charities, protect their assets, data and reputation.
The Charity Commission has produced guidance to help charities understand whether the changes to the rules regarding automatic disqualification will affect them and what they mean.
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