Recognised as a key lawyer for Local Government
Nominated as a super lawyer 2015.
"Your patience and professionalism has been hugely impressive."
I advise charities and not-for profits on a range of commercial and charity law matters, including advising on constitutional and governance issues, structures and restructures, mergers, operating overseas and spinning out from local and central government.
I work across a range of sectors and in particular faith-based organisations, public sector services, trade associations and membership organisations, and international not-for-profit organisations.
I lead on advising Muslim charities and not-for-profits in the UK and overseas, and charities operating in the Arab region and Muslim-majority countries. I’m particularly passionate about working with Muslim organisations and the Muslim community having lived in the Arab world for some years where I studied Arabic and Islam.
Including governance advice around managing the relationships and ensuring the local constitutions reflect the governance arrangements, as well as advising on funding and operating safely in a high risk jurisdiction and advising on managing zakat and sadaqah donations.
Including policies on bribery, terrorism, safeguarding and security of staff, in line with the latest guidance from the Charity Commission and BOND.
This involved setting up the CIO, and preparing and negotiating the transfer documentation, coordinating advice on VAT, pensions, employment, data protection and property issues.