I have a deep interest in charities and charity law, having worked with the charity sector and charity clients for over 25 years.

  • Supporting clients with a wide range of technical queries ranging from Charity Commission permissions and trustee disputes to charity establishment and restructuring, constitutional reviews and use of endowment funds.
  • Preparing a detailed analysis of the endowment funds of one of the country’s largest charities, working closely with the client and their accountants.
  • Assisting with revisions to the charter and bye laws of several Royal Charter clients.
  • Writing and editing Bates Wells charity and social enterprise newsletters and contributing to briefings on recent legal developments.
  • Working on model constitutional documents.
  • Contributing to a number of books including: Charitable Status, published by Director of Social Change: Charities, Trading and the Law (co-written with Stephen Lloyd); three editions of the Charities Acts Handbook.