Chris Priestley

Partner | London

Chris is a partner in the charities team.

Chris is recognised as a leading expert on governance, safeguarding and fundraising matters for some of the country’s largest charities. This work includes advising on relevant policies & procedures; handling regulatory reporting and disclosures and training programmes for charity staff and trustees.

He also advises a number of multi-Academy Trusts on their operations, acquisitions and mergers.

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Chris provides superb advice, always encompassing the bigger picture as well as incorporating the finer details. Priestley has a wealth of experience of advising charities, social enterprises and other not-for-profit bodies on all aspects of their operations and regulation.

Legal 500 UK, 2018
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Chris Priestly is a very wise head. He stands out because of his great experience and pragmatic approach.

Legal 500 UK, 2020

Track record

Admissions

Publications

Memberships

Advising Cancer Research UK on international fundraising matters.

Advising SSAFA, the Armed Forces Charity on its sponsorship agreement with BT.

Advising on major donations to art galleries and museums including: the Solomon R Guggenheim Museum in New York and the Smithsonian.

England and Wales, 1996

Scotland, 1994

The ICSA Charity Trustees’ Guide

Chapters in the ICSA Charities Handbook

The fundraising chapter of Tolley’s Charities Manual

Charity Law Association

Education


Languages


  • English

Dates


Joined

1996
Partner

2003

London

20 Old Bailey,

London,

EC4M 7AN

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