My role

I advise staff and board members of charities, social enterprises and other not-for-profit organisations on the creation of such organisations, their dissolution and most of the issues they encounter during their lifespan

This includes advising on the restructuring and re-organisation of charities including merger and the development of complex collaboration arrangements.

My experience

I have been active in the charity sector for over 15 years.

I am ranked as a “notable practitioner” by Chambers 2015 for Charities work. Peers say I am “proactive and gets the job done,” offering clients “well-rounded advice.”

I regularly write on changes in the law relevant to charities, and recently contributed to The Guardian’s Voluntary Sector Network debate on Charitable Incorporated Organisations (CIOs).

My specialisms

  • Complex governance advice to charities
  • Advising on ‘charity proceedings’ - disputes relating to the internal administration of charities
  • Charity mergers and restructuring
  • Support to federated charities, sport and leisure charities and professional institutes
Clean air, every day
Clean air, every day

Air pollution is estimated to cause the equivalent of 40,000 early deaths in UK annually.

Cycling and the circular economy
Cycling and the circular economy

A small Islabike and a Brompton dressed the podium for this seminar - two little bikes that each transformed an industry and became ‘iconic’ in their markets.

Sports stars and charities – a winning combination?
Sports stars and charities – a winning combination?

What are the potential pitfalls for a sports star and charity entering into a partnership? Working with sports stars can raise the profile of a charity and the cause it supports, but before any decision is taken to work with a sports star, particular care and consideration must be given to the obligations and potential ramifications involved.

A regional hub for charity law
A regional hub for charity law

CLA members in the Midlands were able to participate in the meeting from our office in central Birmingham.

A New Governance Code for Sport in the UK
A New Governance Code for Sport in the UK

Sport England has been responding to queries by asserting that it would be published ‘by the end of this month’ and it was. It arrived on Monday 31 October, and can be viewed here.

Trustees Oversight of Fundraising – New Guidance
Trustees Oversight of Fundraising – New Guidance

(You can read the last e-briefing here) On 7 June, the Charity Commission published updated fundraising guidance, CC20. So what is new? A change in emphasis The new guidance was prompted by the much publicised events of last year.

A regional hub for charity law
A regional hub for charity law

CLA members in the Midlands were able to participate in the meeting from our office in central Birmingham.

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