Experience

I have experience in conducting legal research on various areas of law, interviewing clients, drafting advice, and providing legal and administrative support to fee earners.

Recent projects

  • Coalition of charities seeking landmark responsible investment judgment

    I assist with the work involving a coalition of leading charities seeking a landmark ruling on whether and how charities should align their investments with their objects and their duty to provide public benefit through either a Charity Commission reference or a declaration.

  • Former trustees of charity facing disqualification

    I have assisted with further disclosure and the affidavits for court proceedings involving former trustees of a charity facing disqualification.

  • Supporting Obviam in its emerging markets loan investments

    Obviam is the fund manager for SIFEM (the Swiss Investment Fund for Emerging Markets) and seeks to contribute to sustainable economic growth by investing in high impact investments in emerging and frontier markets. I assisted with the creation of their loan agreement templates, which they now use for their direct loan investments in frontier markets.

  • I assist with the incorporation and registration of charities including drafting constitutional documents and applications to the Charity Commission;
  • I conduct legal research into specialist areas such as impact duties of investors, Donor Advised Funds, Development Impact Bonds.
  • I have drafted loan and novation documentation.
  • I provide support to the Impact Economy team.
  • I draft client advice in relation to a variety of areas such as the benefits of charitable status and governance advice.
  • I provide support to the Environmental Impact and Impact Economy sector groups within the firm, including organising knowhow meetings.
  • I provide assistance in relation to audit letter requests.
  • I produce internal information updates on Tech for Good, and in relation to social finance and its effects on the charity sector.

Qualifications and career

  • University of Sheffield, International Relations and Politics (BA) with Honours (2012-2015)
  • University College London, Human Rights (MA) (2015-2016)
  • Legal Researcher, Child Soldiers International, 2017
  • BPP Law School, Graduate LLB Law (2017-2018)
  • Legal Assistant, Prisoners’ Advice Service, 2018
  • Legal Administrator in the Charity and Social Enterprise department, Bates Wells, 2018
  • BPP Law School, Legal Practice Course (2019-2020)
  • Paralegal in the Social Finance team within the Charity and Social Enterprise department, Bates Wells, 2019

Pro bono, memberships, and appointments

  • Volunteer at School Consent Project
  • Volunteer Translator at European Council on Refugees and Exiles
  • Volunteered at REDRESS Trust and Child Soldiers International