Philip Reed

Partner | London

Philip is a partner in the charities and philanthropy team.

Philip advises charities, not-for-profits and philanthropists on a wide range of charity law and related issues. This includes governance and strategic matters, mergers and restructuring, establishment and registration, trading and their relationship with non-charitable subsidiaries, tax, fundraising and regulatory issues.

Secretary Claire Stent

Track record

Admissions

Publications

Memberships

Acting as sole in-house counsel (on secondment) for a major international disability charity.

Advising an international charity founded by one of the world’s leading authors on its global governance and UK commercial arrangements.

Advising on a c.£100m national fundraising campaign in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

England & Wales 2011

Contributing author to Charity Governance, Jordans 2014; Charity Law – Global Guide, Thomson Reuters 2016.

Charity Law Association

Me in a minute

After training at a magic circle firm, I realised that I wanted to work with clients who are really making a difference in the world, whether they’re charities, other not-for-profit organisations, or philanthropists.

After training at a magic circle firm, I realised that I wanted to work with clients who are really making a difference in the world, whether they’re charities, other not-for-profit organisations, or philanthropists. I’ve now served these third sector clients for many years, and there’s no doubt at all in my mind that I made the right decision. These clients need high-impact, cost-effective advice and that’s exactly what I always aim to provide.

One of the benefits of working in this sector is that it always delivers a huge variety of work. In recent years, I’ve advised on a £1bn corporate donation, a high-profile public fundraising campaign in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, Charity Commission statutory inquiries into household name charities, new global philanthropic projects and many more.

My wife is also a lawyer – in publishing – and we have two young children. In between work and parenting I’m a keen runner and a budding novelist. I’m also a trustee of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom Arts Trust.

Education


Languages


  • English

Dates


Joined

2021

London

20 Old Bailey,

London,

EC4M 7AN

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