Amy Shillitoe

Associate | London

Amy is an associate in the charities team.

She trained at Withers and now advises charities, donors and businesses on charity law and commercial matters. She works with all types of charity, including charitable trusts, charitable companies, Royal Charter bodies and unincorporated associations. She advises on a variety of legal issues including governance, fundraising, commercial contracts, disposals of land and regulatory issues.

Amy has spent 5 months on secondment to the in-house legal team at one of the firm’s clients, the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB). Amy advised on a range of issues including fundraising regulation, data protection, gambling law, commercial contracts, licensing and corporate governance.

As a trainee, Amy worked on various real estate and construction projects for charities, as well as advising on charity legacy disputes.

Amy has recently stepped down as a trustee of the Nightline Association, a student mental health charity, after being involved for over 8 years, 4 of which as a trustee.

Admissions

Publications

Memberships

England and Wales, 2015

‘Charities and Fundraising’ (CC20), The Charity Law Association working party’s response to the Charity Commission’s consultation on its revised guidance

‘Charities and Litigation’ (CC38), The Charity Law Association working party’s response to the Charity Commission’s consultation on its revised guidance

Charity Law Association

Me in a minute

I love the variety of the work and how passionate the people I work with are about the causes they support

Having volunteered my way through University; including running and taking calls for a student helpline, and completing an internship in community fundraising with one of the UK’s biggest charities - I always knew that I wanted to advise charities and those looking to establish and support them. Being part of the charities team means that I get to spend every day helping charities make a difference. I love the variety of the work and how passionate the people I work with are about the causes they support.

One of the highlights of my time in the team so far has been my secondment to the in-house legal team at the RSPB. I met some wonderful people, learnt about the challenges faced by large fundraising charities (and their small in-house legal teams) and became committed to saving nature.

Education


Languages


  • English

Dates


Joined

2013

London

20 Old Bailey,

London,

EC4M 7AN

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