I joined Bates Wells as a solicitor in 2017, advising charities, social enterprises and corporates on a broad range of legal and commercial matters. Since then, I’ve helped new organisations to set up as charities, assisted clients with contractual and joint-working arrangements – including giving and receiving grant funding – and advised on regulatory issues and engagement with the Charity Commission.
I’m particularly interested in helping clients who deliver public services to navigate the legal issues which can arise, like the public procurement and state aid rules.
I’m also passionate about supporting the humanitarian aid international development sector, and have worked with a number of inspiring INGOs.
Together with a team led by Luke Fletcher and Louise Harman, I advised the Start Network on its spin-out from Save the Children into a new independent membership organisation of humanitarian aid agencies.
Philip Kirkpatrick and I advised Asda on its innovative programme to fund two food poverty charities’ work. We worked with closely with the client and the charities to set-up the partnership, including advising on the structure, contractual terms, and compliance with charity fundraising legislation.
I helped a client based in Australia to establish a charitable company limited by guarantee in the UK, to begin activities in the UK.