Experience

I am a Paralegal in the Charity and Social Enterprise Department here at Bates Wells. Bringing practical experience from her time at two national charities, I assist the Public Services team and am also a member of the Legacies, Trusts & Probate Disputes team.

  • Assisting with all elements of the spinout process when spinning out bodies from local government to separate charitable entities, including bodies such as theatres, galleries and music service providers.
  • Drafting and reviewing legacy fundraising materials for a number of national and international charities, with a view to informing potential donors and protecting legacy income in the future.
  • Conducting in-depth legal research into a number of specialist areas, such as the law surrounding fundraising and charity conversions.
  • Drafting governing documents for charitable organisations, before assisting them with registering with the required official bodies such as Companies House and the Charity Commission.
  • Providing general support to the various teams within the Charity and Social Enterprise Department, including the Social Finance Team and the Culture and Creative Team

Qualifications and career

  • University of Exeter - LLB Law (2014 – 2017)
  • Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) - Volunteer Legal Assistant in the Commercial and Legacy Departments (2016 – 2017)
  • Stroke Association – Legacy Assistant (2017 – 2018)
  • Bates Wells - Paralegal in the Charity and Social Enterprise Department (May 2018)
  • Promoted to Paralegal & Paralegal Coordinator (October 2018)
  • Senior Paralegal, July 2019

Pro bono, memberships, and appointments

  • Volunteer with South West London Law Society
  • Former Volunteer Mentor with Fenland Arts Association