Associate in the governance, funding and corporate team
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.
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.
Recent changes to government Covid-19 guidance in England and Wales has led to some key developments for the voluntary sector, particularly as charities look towards the winter months.
The government did not accept two of the Law Commission’s recommendations - as they saw them as important safeguards in protecting charities interests in property.
The Prime Minister announced on Tuesday 22 September a new range of restrictions to protect us from the Covid crisis, some of which will apply to charities.
Catch up with all the latest charity updates in this week’s news round-up.
To help our charity clients look to the future, we summarise key guidance and updates over the last week.
As the weeks go on, we are finding new ways to keep connected and celebrate holidays and festivals together. Charities are leading the way with some great fundraising ideas.
What is a PSC Register? The PSC register is a new statutory register that most UK companies and LLPs (including charitable companies) will be required to keep from 6th April 2016 as a result of the changes introduced by the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015.
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.
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.