My role

My role includes advising local, national and international charities on all aspects of charity law, with a particular focus on governance, structural and contractual matters, including charity formation and regulation, trading and subsidiaries, as well as funding and grant agreements, collaborations, group structures, charity mergers and re-organisations. I also liaise with the Charity Commission on behalf of clients on regulatory and compliance issues.

My experience

I have been at Anthony Collins Solicitors for over 10 years, working in the charities team, supporting clients on a range of concerns and issues. I have a good understanding of how the Charity Commission works and what clients need to do to stay compliant. I also support my colleagues and clients in other sectors, advising on governance arrangements for Trust Schools and Academies.

My specialisms

  • Charity law
  • Governance
  • Structural and contractual issues
I have been recognised for the work I do
The Nuts and Bolts of Good Governance
The Nuts and Bolts of Good Governance

So what are those nuts and bolts? We highlight some key issues for charity trustees below. Understanding your Governing Document, Duties and Responsibilities  It is still the case that many trustees are unfamiliar with the governing document of their charity.

Charities and the transparency of lobbying

September 2014 New rules on political campaigning have been brought in under the Lobbying Act, and now further  guidance from the Electoral Commission has been published (see links below) as to how non-party campaigners (individuals or organisations that campaign in elections but are not standing as political parties or candidates) are affected.

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