Solicitor in the governance and commercial department working with charities and social businesses.
I am a solicitor in the governance and commercial department working primarily with charities and social businesses. I assist with the incorporation and restructuring of such organisations and advise them on a range of governance and legal issues they face during their existence.
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 acted for clients in charity proceedings. My experience has shown me the importance of supporting and assisting trustees to understand and fulfil their legal duties.
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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