I have been a member of Bates Wells’ Charity and Social Enterprise team since 2000, and was a partner with the firm before moving to a role combining client work with more general professional support.
I have particular experience of constitutional issues, charity secretarial practice and charity legacies. I edit Bates Wells’ regular charity and social enterprise newsletter, and have contributed to a number of charity law publications. I am a regular speaker on charity and social enterprise issues. I work from our London offices and from Yorkshire.
I organise and edit this detailed newsletter which is sent to our clients three times a year. It includes articles on live issues for our sector – from Charity Commission updates to areas such as fundraising, procurement and immigration.
I’m general editor of this book, which has expert commentary and analysis of charity legislation and its practical implications for charities. I’ve also contributed to other publications – I’m co-author of Charities, Trading and the Law and I’ve commented on the new edition of DSC’s book on Charitable Incorporated Organisations, looking closely at the new rules on charitable companies converting to CIOs.
I’ve helped advise clients facing Charity Commission inquiries and regulatory action.