A well-known adviser in the charities market who is highly versed in sensitive regulatory work and fund-raising matters.
One client appreciates that "she tailors her advice and her approach to the type of organisation you are."
Best Lawyer - Charities
She provides the client with a masterly route map for the direction they have to follow and she can cover every angle of a case she is instructed on
Thea Longley has an ability to make difficult things as straightforward as possible. Authoritative, pragmatic, reassuring, approachable and diplomatic – even fun!
Thea Longley is compassionate and motivated to support charitable sectors, and is an excellent sounding board on governance
Her advice and case-handling are first class
Recognised as a Leading Individual
[Thea Longley] is exceptional. [She] stands out for her strength on the governance side
Creative, concise, approachable and authoritative
Pragmatic, proactive, knowledgeable and flexible
Best Lawyer - Charities Law
“Recognised as a Best Lawyer”
"Very professional and efficient"
Thea Longley is a ‘great communicator’ who, according to one client, ‘steers you towards the best option’
[Thea is] 'technically excellent'
Thea is a 'delight to work with'
"She is extremely responsive and well informed, and also very flexible. She comes up with positive solutions."
Named leading individual in practice area, Charity & Social Enterprise
Clients and peers hail Longley for her technical ability and 'professional, user-friendly approach.'
'Very calm and always on point, both with the granular detail and with what our organisation is trying to achieve.'
Thorough and 'highly knowledgeable' team head Thea Longley provides 'practical advice'.
Held in the highest regard for her 'expert work, rapid responses, diligence, outstanding customer service and friendly and flexible attitude.'
I work with a broad range of not-for-profit organisations. I enjoy helping charities with governance issues, start-ups, restructuring and funding arrangements.
I work with charities, sports organisations, trade associations and philanthropists. I like getting to know my clients and building long-term relationships, offering practical advice to support them to succeed.
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.
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 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.