I work with a broad range of not-for-profit organisations. I enjoy helping charities with governance issues, start-ups, restructuring and funding arrangements.

  • Restructuring the Commonwealth Games Federation I worked with CGF to help them incorporate the organisation as a company limited by guarantee. We have also set up an associated charity for them called the Commonwealth Sports Foundation which will help them deliver exciting projects in commonwealth countries.
  • The Royal Foundation I advised on the registration of the Royal Foundation back in 2009 and our team continue to work with them to provide legal support. The Foundation’s projects cover a number of different areas. It has been great to see the impact of their work including The Invictus Games, the Heads Together Campaign and work to help endangered wildlife.
  • Girlguiding UK Girlguiding UK is a £20m organisation empowering nearly half a million girls to be their best and face the challenges of growing up today. I lead the team at Bates Wells providing legal advice across a range of areas. My work with them has included supporting them to make changes to their Royal Charter.
  • I was consultant editor for the charity section of the leading legal text book Halsbury’s Laws of England
  • I work with international charities to manage relationships with overseas branches and delivery partners.
  • I advised the Football Foundation on its grant-making activity, including its award winning £60 million Barclays Spaces for Sport facility funding programme
  • I undertook a governance review of a medium-sized charity looking to update its articles of association to comply with the Companies Act 2006
  • I advised on the formation of various corporate foundations and advising on structuring the relationship and appropriate activities
  • I give advice to sports organisations funding grass roots activities through an associated charity, including setting up charities for the Football League, RFU, ECB, Newcastle United FC and Ipswich Town FC
  • I’ve advised on various mergers, including an eight-way merger of infrastructure charities in Suffolk
  • I work with trade associations on governance issues and constitutional reviews
  • I work on updating Royal Charters and other constitutional updates
  • I work with membership organisations including National Childbirth Trust, Girlguiding UK and British Menopause Society