Experience

I’m an Associate in the Charity & Social Enterprise department. I provide commercial, corporate and strategic advice to charities and social enterprises, and specialise in social and impact investing.

I’m a member of the Impact Economy, Crowdfunding and Environment groups at Bates Wells and act as an advisor and secretary to the UK Crowdfunding Association.

Recent projects

  • Global Innovation Fund

    Advising Global Innovation Fund, a charity whose mission is to invest in social innovations that aim to improve the lives and opportunities of millions of people in the developing world, on its social investment activities and governance.

  • Trine

    Advising Trine, a crowdfunding platform that links investors with solar energy projects in the developing world, on its investments and relationships with all its stakeholders.

  • Comic Relief

    Advising Comic Relief on governance and social investment projects

  • Forming and registering new charities and social enterprises, including CICs, co-operatives and community benefit societies
  • Advising on the structure and execution of financing for charities and social enterprises, including social impact bonds, community investment projects, and Social Investment Tax Relief
  • Advising on cross-jurisdictional issues for international charities, NGOs and government funded programmes, including strategies following the UK’s exit from the European Union
  • Acting on mergers between charities and not-for-profit organisations
  • Advising on grant agreements, contracts, collaboration and joint venture arrangements

Qualifications and career

  • University of Cambridge, MA (First Class), 2009
  • Nottingham Trent University, Graduate LLB (First Class), 2012
  • Trainee solicitor at Bates Wells, 2012
  • Admitted as a solicitor at Bates Wells, 2014
  • Seconded to Global Innovation Fund, 2017

Pro bono, memberships, and appointments

  • Secretary of UK Crowdfunding Association
  • Trustee of Songbound
  • Member of the Charity Law Association, Working Group member on charities and connected organisations
  • SITR/CITR Working Group member, DCMS Advisory Group on Impact Investing
  • Pro bono advice to a range of charities working within international development, health and civil engagement
  • Author, Tolley’s Company Law Service
  • Author, Practical Law Company
  • Author, Lexis Nexis Corporate Law