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)