Pippa Garland is thorough, clear, timely and helpful
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I specialise in supporting high profile individuals and family foundations with their philanthropy and giving. In addition, I advise on corporate social responsibility, including the incorporation and on-going legal compliance of corporate foundations. Most recently, I have advised charities and philanthropists facing increasing Charity Commission and HMRC regulatory intervention.
In my day-to-day work, I also advise a range of charities and social enterprises on a full array of legal and commercial issues. These include corporate structure, governance, fundraising and trading, grant-making (UK and overseas), as well as advising on charity formation and registration.
Having trained and worked at a magic circle law firm, I have experience in a range of corporate and finance departments and have worked on a large number of high-value and cross-border transactions. I work regularly with overseas charities, including US 501(c)(3)s and a dual-qualified US-UK charitable foundation, advising them on establishment in the UK, the legal and regulatory environment, and corporate structuring across a number of jurisdictions.
I have had two recent successes with clients defending themselves from aggressive Charity Commission regulatory investigations, overturning decisions to open a statutory inquiry and issue official warnings. I have also advised a number of clients on filing serious incident reports with the Commission relating to governance issues, safeguarding and reputational issues, preventing further more serious regulatory intervention.
I advised Breakthrough Breast Cancer on its merger with Breast Cancer Campaign to create Breast Cancer Now, the largest breast cancer research and prevention charity.
I provided an in-depth training session on fundraising to a US charity establishing itself in the UK, and subsequently provided that same charity with advice on fundraising events, corporate sponsors, and commercial participator relationships.