I am a paralegal in the Charity department with particular experience in education and safeguarding related matters.
I have worked with large international charities and also smaller local schools as well as other organisations looking to fund charitable projects. I have a particular interest in supporting educational charities and those that work with young people.
I have been involved in the transfer of an academy into a multi-academy trust, arranging due diligence, preparing documentation for signing and correspondence to the Department for Education, as well as finalising the post-completion documents. I also have provided a clerking service to the multi-academy trust, attending and minuting meetings, organising register filings and ensuring governance arrangements are in order.
An internationally based charity is setting up linked charitable entities across Europe, America and Africa. I regularly liaise with international lawyers about the structure of these entities and the way in which the operations will link with the head charity.
As grant making foundations, I have prepared grant making policies for the foundations, which will operate both within and outside the UK.