Recommendations

  • I found the service provided professional, informative and friendly. I particularly appreciated how speedily you dealt with everything and your succinct emails, free from unnecessary legal verbiage. The whole process was made incredibly easy and thanks to the service you provided.

    Sabira Kanji, Director of Corporate Services and Finance

    Social Enterprise UK

Experience

My passion is to help purpose-driven organisations achieve their goals.

I advise all manner of organisations within the charity and social enterprise sectors, ranging from large international grant-giving organisations to small sports clubs. My particular focus is on sports-related clients, including clubs, corporate foundations, national governing bodies, grant-giving organisations and many more, but I am also passionate about commercial business with a purpose beyond profit.

I spent four months on secondment at WWF-UK as interim legal counsel.

  • I advised two large grant-giving charities on their international structures.
  • I advised on governance issues for charities including The Stephen Hawking Foundation.
  • I advised a multi-sports club on constitutional and governance issues.
  • I have developed a model constitution for clubs for a national governing body.
  • I advised on membership restructuring for various organisations.
  • I drafted loan documentation for a national governing body to support COVID emergency funding to sports clubs.
  • I have helped various organisations to develop their grant-giving strategies, processes and terms and conditions.
  • I advised a large research institution on the receipt of a grant to establish a nine-year climate change focused project and the preparation of convertible loan notes to invest in enterprises.
  • I undertake reviews of government contracts for large charities.
  • I have experience in preparing service agreements and other types of contracts for numerous organisations.
  • I advise charities on corporate partnerships.
  • I incorporated and registered charities such as The Ruth Strauss Foundation and Community Interest Companies.
  • I have helped numerous charities to obtain Charity Commission consent for various purposes, for example to amend their objects.
  • I advise charities on their trading activities and trading subsidiaries.

Qualifications and career

  • First in Law with Law Studies in Europe from Lady Margaret Hall, University of Oxford
  • Paralegal at Howarth & Smith, a small litigation firm in Los Angeles
  • Training contract at Hogan Lovells (Restructuring and Insolvency; International Arbitration; Pensions; General Corporate – Hong Kong)