• 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


Having trained at a large corporate law firm, I am now honing my skills working with charities and social enterprises at Bates Wells.

I advise all manner of organisations within those 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.

  • I recently advised two large grant-giving charities on their international structures.
  • I advised a multi-sports club on constitutional and governance issues and helped to develop a model constitution for clubs for a national governing body.
  • I redrafted the constitution of a sports organisation to rethink its membership structure.
  • I set up and registered The Ruth Strauss Foundation.
  • I help lots of 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.
  • I worked with three organisations to manage the relationship between the charity and its trading subsidiary.

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)