Thorough, hardworking and efficient
Recognised as a Leading Individual
Provides a 'consistently excellent service'
Stephanie is ‘great with clients and explains the most complex matters in simple terms’
"An extremely humble, pleasant lawyer who is generous with her knowledge and genuinely committed to the work of charities."
I’m the joint lead on all our work with faith-based organisations, and also have a particular interest in working with International NGOs. I’m a trustee of two Christian charities, Tearfund and Stewardship, and of Breaking Barriers, a charity that supports refugees in London into employment, and my trustee experience helps me to provide practical and empathetic advice to clients.
When I’m not advising clients, you’ll probably find me out and about at training sessions and conferences. I enjoy providing training in house for charities and their trustees and equipping people to understand for themselves how the law applies to their work.
My day to day work involves dealing with the Charity Commission on registrations, consents and regulatory compliance cases, governance advice, supporting charities with collaborative working and mergers. I also advise on contracts, grant-making (including overseas), fundraising and trading, intellectual property, social franchising, equality and discrimination, and corporate philanthropy.
When international health charity Merlin prepared to join Save the Children, I advised on charity regulation and corporate structure issues. Together, the two charities now support children and their families on an even bigger scale.
CAFOD is the official international development agency of the Catholic Church in England and Wales. I helped establish a new charitable company limited by guarantee and transferred CAFOD’s assets to the new entity.
The gift, made to the Rhodes Trust, was the largest since the scholarship was established in 1903. It will help the Trust continue to send future global leaders to the Oxford University.