I advise charities, social enterprises and impact driven businesses on a wide range of legal issues, including establishment, governance and financing. I particularly enjoy helping clients to structure new projects, and bringing together commercial and non-profit enterprises, whether that be corporation foundations, new trading ventures, impact investment, or community finance projects.

  • Global Innovation Fund I help Global Innovation Fund, an international charity whose mission is to invest in innovations that improve the lives and opportunities of millions of people in the developing world on a wide range of impact investment, grants and governance matters.
  • Oversight Trust I advise Oversight Trust, the parent organisation of Big Society Capital, Access, Fair4All Finance and Youth Futures Foundation, on its oversight of “Dormant Asset” funds.
  • Macmillan Cancer Support I advise Macmillan on its investments into innovative start up enterprises aiming to improve the lives of those affected by cancer.
  • A global fashion brand I advise this organisation on the structuring of its international philanthropy, the establishment of a corporate foundation in the UK and the relationships between the commercial entities and foundations in other jurisdictions.
  • Near East Foundation I assisted Near East Foundation on its first refugee development impact bond in Jordan, funded by international foundations with upfront capital investment from the US International Development Finance Corporation and Ferd.
  • Crowdfunding I frequently advise on the structuring and promotion of crowdfunded projects, particularly for renewable energy projects.
  • My work includes forming and registering new charities and social enterprises, including CIOs, CICs, and community benefit societies.
  • I am experienced in helping charities engage with enquiries from the Charity Commission.
  • I frequently advise on the structure and execution of financing for charities and social enterprises, including social impact bonds and community energy projects.
  • I often work on cross-jurisdictional issues for international charities, NGOs and government funded programmes, including strategies following Brexit.
  • I frequently act on mergers and structural reorganisations relating to charities and non-profit organisations.
  • I advise on grant agreements, contracts, collaboration and joint venture arrangements.