Recognised as a Best Lawyer for Charities Law
Rosaumund is "hard-working, politically astute and likeable"
An expert in her field
Provides clear and sensible advice
“Recognised as a Best Lawyer”
"She is the most knowledgeable person I know for this work"
Rosamund has ‘a deep understanding of the charities sector’
She provides an 'excellent service, and is willing to test the breadth and scope of organisational thinking'
Rosamund is an 'absolute star'.
"She is obviously completely expert in what she does, very pragmatic and understands our charity very well."
I am constantly inspired by the not-for -profits I advise. For more than 25 years, I have utilised the law to create, merge or restructure not-for-profits, set up efficient funding arrangements and work alongside as well as challenge the excesses of multiple regulators.
I invariably have long term governance and tricky technical questions on my plate, but also advise charities in the eye of the storm, helping them to navigate through a regulatory, governance and media maze. I have a track record in defending the rights of charities to speak out and advise political and campaign bodies on the intricacies of electoral law.
I particularly value the long term and collegiate relationships I have with many of my clients and enjoy working at the interface of law, governance and public policy. A joy of my legal life is immersion in numerous sectors ranging from international development to the arts, education, environment, children and young people, animals, health and faith. It is an enormous privilege to be a small part in the journey of so many amazing causes and visionary charities. The stimulation of working with talented colleagues, sharing knowledge and learning from each other, is also a big plus in my professional life.
As has been the in-depth experiences I have gained as a charity trustee, often understanding at first hand the pressures that charities and trustees face. All in all, I am delighted to continue advising charities and look forward to the challenges ahead.
I am Joint Head of Bates Well’s Politics, Elections and Campaigning group, and am also recommended for advice on election law, included within Bates Well’s Legal 500 Tier 1 Electoral Law ranking.
I am recommended as a leading Charity Lawyer by Chambers (2018, band 1) and Legal 500 (2018, band 1) and am recommended as a Best Lawyer.
I am described by Chambers and Partners (2017) as giving ‘much lauded assistance to several household-name charities with governance, risk and issues with public policy implications‘ and by Legal 500 (2017) as ‘an absolute star‘.
My clients include start-ups, household name charities, international foundations, campaigning bodies, membership bodies, royal charter bodies and corporate foundations.
Including advising Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust on a judicial review against the Charity Commission, as well as advising Oxfam GB in relation to the recently concluded 16 month statutory inquiry, the most complex statutory inquiry ever undertaken by the Charity Commission. I have worked on numerous other confidential investigations and regulatory compliance cases.
Particularly in relation to the 2017 General Election, London Mayoral elections and the EU Referendum, including advising Britain Stronger in Europe, designated as the lead campaign group on the Remain side of the EU Referendum debate
Including advising on comprehensive governance changes to the governance of Amnesty International (UK Section), the National Federation of Women’s Institutes and the National Union of Students