Experience

I advise charities, non-profits and social enterprises on a wide range of legal and commercial issues.

I’m a former secondary school teacher and therefore have a particular interest in working on safeguarding issues and advising charities working with children and young people.

During my training contract, I spent six months on secondment to the casework team at the international human rights charity Reprieve. I enjoy advising international not-for-profit organisations on issues such as structure and risk management.

Recent projects

  • Advice to an international NGO on working with overseas partners

    I advised an international NGO on the expectations of the Charity Commission and DfID in relation to charities working internationally. This involved drafting an Affiliation Agreement between the UK charity and its overseas affiliates.

  • Governance Review for a charity

    I carried out a governance review in which I assessed the charity’s compliance with the Charity Governance Code and relevant Charity Commission guidance and drafted a paper of recommendations for the trustees.

  • Advice on restructuring of an international non-profit group

    I am advising on the restructuring of an international non-profit group. This has involved coordinating the input of overseas legal advisers from four jurisdictions and advising on management of conflicts of interest.

  • I give advice on setting up new charities
  • I carry out governance reviews for charities
  • I advised an international NGO on its work with overseas partners
  • I gave advice in relation to a merger of two charities

Qualifications and career

  • University of Cambridge, First Class BA (Hons) History, 2011
  • Teach First Leadership Development Programme
  • University of Law, Graduate Diploma in Law, Distinction, 2014
  • University of Law, L.L.M. in Professional Legal Practice, Distinction, 2015
  • Trainee Solicitor, Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP, 2016 – 2018
  • Secondment to Reprieve, September 2017 – March 2018
  • Admitted as a solicitor in March 2018

Pro bono, memberships, and appointments

  • Girlguiding leader in training
  • Former trustee, holiday co-ordinator and safeguarding officer of Campus Children’s Holidays (2010-2015)
  • Work with various international and local charities on legal pro bono projects