• Recognised as a Key Lawyer in the education sector

    Legal 500 2020


I advise charities, social enterprises and educational institutions on a variety of commercial, charity law and education law matters including formation and registration, constitutional and regulatory compliance, academy conversions and transfers and general charity and company law.


I am a member of the Education group and have a particular interest in working with organisations that promote education.

  • My work includes the drafting and negotiation of funding agreements for Multi Academy Trust and local authorities.
  • I assisted with the drafting of a consultancy agreement between two Multi Academy Trusts to support a school following a critical incident.
  • I advised a social enterprise focused on provision of education for refugees on applying for charity registration.
  • I offer commercial advice for Education clients
  • I work on the drafting and negotiating of transfer agreements for Academy conversions
  • I advised on the formation and registration of new charities and social enterprises, including CIOs.
  • I advise on mergers and on constitutional and operational issues for charities and social enterprises, including advising on conflicts of interest, procedure and other governance matters.
  • I advise charities and CICs on service contacts and other commercial agreements.

Qualifications and career

  • BA (Hons) English (First Class), University of Birmingham, 2008-2011
  • LLB (First Class), University of Law, includes GDL and LPC, 2011-2014
  • Worked at London Borough of Hounslow, 2012-2013
  • Trained and qualified at Russell-Cooke, 2014-2016
  • Practiced at Blake Morgan LLP, 2016 - 2017
  • Joined Bates Wells 2017

Pro bono, memberships, and appointments

  • Member, Charity Law Association
  • Member, Education Law Association
  • Mentor for University of Law, since 2014
  • Former trustee of St Mary’s Church Homes (2015-2016)