Alison Paines

Consultant | London Cambridge

Client services contact Claire Stent


Track record

Governance reviews

Governance reviews for Cancer Research UK, Girls' Day School Trust and Orders of St John Care Trust.

Interim General Counsel role

Undertaking the role of interim General Counsel for the International Baccalaureate Organization.

Establishment of Education Endowment Fund

On behalf of Sutton Trust, establishment of Education Endowment Fund, and related negotiation with Department for Education relating to £120 million funding.

Grant and operational procedures

Advice to Local Trust on the development of its 'Big Local' grant and operational procedures, following its receipt of £200 million from the Big Lottery Fund.

NHS charities

Advice for NHS charities on the impact of the Government's proposals to establish Academic Health Science Centres with leading universities; and the structuring of relevant corporate and charitable entities.

Association of NHS Charities

Advice to Association of NHS Charities on Department of Health's deregulation proposals.

University College London Hospitals

Charity law advice on property development structuring for University College London Hospitals Charity, and related dealings with Charity Commission.

Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity

Merger advice to Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity (involving employment and property transfers, as well as future fundraising issues).


  • Lectured with the Department of Health and the Charity Commission at roadshows in Manchester and London on the Department's deregulation proposals affecting NHS charities

  • Spoke at a variety of events in Hong Kong and Singapore on fundraising and governance structures for international charities - November 2013