• Pippa Garland is thorough, clear, timely and helpful

    Legal 500 2021

  • Recognised as a Key Lawyer and a Rising Star

    Legal 500 2020

  • Pippa is ‘very clear, efficient and concise’

    Legal 500 2017

  • Next generation lawyer

    Legal 500 2017


I have experience of working with a wide range of charities and social enterprises on legal and commercial issues, including corporate structure, governance and fundraising, as well as advising on their formation and registration.

I specialise in working with high profile individuals and family foundations on their philanthropy and giving. In addition, I advise on corporate social responsibility, including the incorporation and on-going legal compliance of corporate foundations. Having trained and worked at a magic circle law firm, I have experience in a range of corporate and finance departments and has worked on a large number of high value and cross-border transactions. Publications of note: Contributing author of “The Charities Acts Handbook: A Practical Guide” (Jordans).

  • I’ve advised on the formation and registration of new charities and social enterprises, including charities working internationally
  • I advise on a number of mergers of charities with varying legal structures
  • I gave advice on the innovative Golden Lane Housing charity bond issue listed on the London Stock Exchange
  • I’ve advised international charities on governance structures, including advising an international charity on the establishment of a UK branch and a number of UK charities seeking to establish new offices abroad
  • I advise on constitutional, governance and regulatory matters
  • I advise on fundraising, including commercial participator agreements

Qualifications and career

  • University of Oxford, MA Modern History (First class), 2007
  • College of Law, LLB Law (First class), 2010. Richard Tuddenham prize for best Graduate Diploma in Law student at The College of Law across the UK, 2009.
  • Trainee solicitor, Allen & Overy LLP, 2010-2012
  • Associate, Allen & Overy LLP, 2012-2014
  • Joined Bates Wells, 2014

Pro bono, memberships, and appointments

  • Trustee of FoodCycle
  • Steering Committee member of Lawyers Against Poverty, Oxfam
  • Member of the Charity Law Association