Experience

I am a solicitor in the Charity and Social Enterprise department where I advise charities and not for profit organisations.

 

I am a solicitor in the Charity and Social Enterprise department where I advise charities and not for profit organisations.

I completed my training contract at Linklaters and qualified in their Banking department, before moving to Bates Wells in March 2019. During my time at Linklaters, I advised on a variety of cross-border financial and regulatory transactions.   I also spent 6 months at Plan International’s headquarters advising the INGO on a range of commercial and legal issues.  

With a background in amateur sports, I have a particular interest in the sports and charities industries. I am also passionate about working with organisations which support the BAME community.

  • I regularly establish charities and advise on the various structures and governance arrangements which are available
  • I regularly advise on grant agreements, funding arrangements and corporate partnerships with charities
  • I review and advise on a wide range of contractual agreements, including framework and subcontractor agreements and agreements between charities and their subsidiary companies
  • I have advised on the contractual implications of the merger of DFID and the FCO for charities
  • I have established a Community Benefit Society for a high-profile activist organisation
  • I advise the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust on their governance and compliance and general charity law queries
  • I advise on complex areas of charity law and company law, including changes to objects requiring schemes of arrangement and temporary changes to the law on holding members meetings.

Qualifications and career

  • BA (Hons) Politics, School of Oriental and African Studies (2011-2014)
  • GDL, LPC (Distinction), University of Law (Moorgate) (2014-2016)
  • Trainee Solicitor, Linklaters LLP (2016-2018)
  • Admitted as a Solicitor in September 2018
  • Associate, Banking Department, Linklaters LLP (2018-2019)
  • Solicitor, Charity and Social Enterprise department, Bates Wells (since March 2019)

Pro bono, memberships, and appointments

  • I sit on the Finance, Governance and Risk Committee for the charity Football Beyond Borders