Meet our team / Sarah Tomlinson

Sarah Tomlinson


Associate in the governance, funding and corporate team

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


My latest articles

Charities monthly round-up June 2022
Charities monthly round-up June 2022

The days may be longer but this month’s newsletter is short and sweet! We highlight proposed changes to the Annual Return process, a useful resources hub from the Charity Finance Group and provide an update on a case continuing through the courts on the issue of mandatory rates relief for charities.

Charities monthly round-up October 2021
Charities monthly round-up October 2021

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.

Everything’s changing in charity law: Part five
Everything’s changing in charity law: Part five

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.

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