Meet our team / Sarah Patrice

Sarah Patrice


Partner in the governance, funding and corporate team

My role

I lead on our work with community based organisations including charities, housing co-operatives, tenant and leasehold management organisations and community land trusts. My expertise is in providing specialist governance, regulatory, contractual, charity, board and company secretarial support, to not for profit organisations and social enterprises across the range of structures, nationally, including housing associations, charities and community interest companies.

My experience

Having extensive experience of advising, negotiating and drafting governance and contractual documentation including management agreements, advising on constitutional matters including reviews and compliance, group structures and joint ventures. I regularly attend and support Board meetings, provide and facilitate training sessions and away-days, and deal with governance disputes, including investigations and Board conduct issues. I also often ‘project manage’ matters where a number of issues are on-going at any one time.

I was involved in reviewing the Code of Governance for community-led housing organisations 2021.

My specialisms

  • Governance advice and documentation
  • Negotiating, advising on and drafting contractual arrangements
  • Sector expertise of broad range of community based organisations including registered providers, social enterprises and charities
  • Board meeting support, including conduct issues and disputes


My latest articles

Charities monthly round-up October 2022
Charities monthly round-up October 2022

Welcome to the October edition of the charities newsletter. This month's round-up contains key messages from the Charity Commission and Fundraising Regulator.

Charities monthly round-up January 2022
Charities monthly round-up January 2022

This year looks set to be a challenging time for the charity sector as we navigate another year with Covid-19, increasing demands from beneficiaries and an expected reduction in public donations

Charities monthly round-up 33
Charities monthly round-up 33

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

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