Experience

I am an Associate in the Charity & Social Enterprise department and advise a wide range of clients across the charity, social enterprise, responsible business and impact investing space.

 

This includes advising on the establishment of corporate structures, governance and regulatory issues, strategy and financings. I also have a particular interest in the interplay between business and human rights, in particular the development, application and impact of the Modern Slavery Act.

Previously, I trained and gained private practice experience with Pinsent Masons LLP and worked as legal counsel for 8 Miles LLP (a pan-African private equity fund) and Triple Point (an alternative investment management firm). This previous experience focused primarily on project finance, venture capital and private equity transactions, but also included a wide range of general corporate and commercial matters.

Recent projects

  • Structuring investments

    Including in relation to Social Investment Tax Relief, social impact bonds, and the investment activity of charitable foundations

  • Advising influential think tanks

    Including some high profile Charity Commission regulatory reviews

  • Setting up charities, corporate foundations, Community Interest Companies, B Corporations and social enterprises
  • Charity mergers and general restructurings
  • Governance and regulatory issues, conflict of interest and general reviews of charitable status
  • Advising corporates and social enterprises on the adoption of profit with purpose governance structures
  • Equity and debt capital raising by charities and social enterprises
  • Advising on a range of commercial contracts

Qualifications and career

  • English degree (BA Hons) Durham University, 2002
  • Care Internship Scheme: researcher for MP and completed one year academic course in politics, bioethics, philosophy and theology, 2002 – 2003
  • Project Officer with the International Centre for Reconciliation, a Middle East conflict resolution agency working across West Africa, and the Middle East (in particular, Israel, Palestine and Iraq) 2003 – 2005
  • BPP Law School (GDL and LPC), 2005 – 2007
  • Pinsent Masons LLP
  • 8 Miles LLP – in house counsel
  • Triple Point Investment Management LLP – in house counsel

Pro bono, memberships, and appointments

  • Trustee & Company Secretary of The Transformational Business Network
  • Trustee of The Brazzaville Foundation
  • CEDR accredited mediator (2015)
  • Appointed to a working group of the Centre for Social Justice (2019)
  • Previously trustee of Only Connect