Thank you and all the team at Bates Wells for your excellent advice and assistance over nearly 2 years and for your patience with all the intricacies of our situation at different points. We really appreciate it.
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.
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.
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.
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.