I’m a charity law specialist and my current role is to support Bates Wells colleagues in our Charity and Social Enterprise Department by carrying out training, maintaining technical resources and undertaking research tasks to help them work effectively and keep up to date with legal developments.

I’ve previously worked in-house at the Charity Commission and Government Legal Department, and at other law firms.

Qualifications and career

  • University of Leicester, LLB Law with French Law and Language, 1998
  • College of Law York, Legal Practice Course, 1999
  • Trainee Solicitor, Allen & Overy, 2000
  • Admitted as a Solicitor at Allen & Overy, 2002
  • Practised at BP Collins Solicitors, 2004
  • Legal Adviser to the Charity Commission, 2006
  • Head of Legal Knowledge Management (Advisory), Government Legal Department, 2013
  • Joined Bates Wells in 2015

Pro bono, memberships, and appointments

  • Charity Law Association