I’m a professional support lawyer in the Charity & Social Enterprise Department. I support my Bates Wells colleagues by maintaining our knowhow resources, undertaking research tasks, and carrying out training, to help them work effectively and keep up to date with legal developments.
I have been at Bates Wells since 2011 and was previously an associate in the same department, advising organisations large and small on charity law, company law and commercial matters. I have helped many charities to set up and register, and to write or amend their constitution. I have advised on governance including complex membership structures, as well as on contracts, grant arrangements, and regulation including fundraising.
I’ve also advised on complying with Charity Commission guidance about working overseas.
I’ve assisted with incorporating existing charities as companies and CIOs, including advice about due diligence, drafting the necessary agreements, and dealing with the unincorporated charity after the transfer has gone through.
I drafted and updated fundraising contracts, including contracts with professional fundraisers, commercial participators, challenge event organisers and other suppliers. I also worked with their creative team to check that new fundraising materials complied with charity law and fundraising regulations.