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.
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.
- 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