Roger Waite

Senior associate

Roger is a senior associate in the charities team.

He works with all types of charities, foundations and non-profits on charity law, governance, fundraising and regulatory matters.

He has advised a range of charities on their formation, restructurings, commercial and fundraising agreements, grant-making, international operations and regulatory engagement with the Charity Commission and HMRC.

Roger is listed as a Rising Star for Charities in the Legal 500 2022 and as an Associate to Watch in Chambers & Partners 2022.

He has particular expertise with charities who support the NHS having acted for NHS Charities Together for seven years as well as working for a large number of individual NHS charities.

Roger also has wide experience of philanthropy and has worked on the formation and operation of a number of significant grant-making charitable foundations and has provided advice to individual philanthropists on their work with charities and non-profits.

Roger can also provide advice on individual charitable giving, including advice on Gift Aid and other tax issues related to personal philanthropy.

He has also advised a range of commercial organisations on their charitable giving, philanthropy and their own charitable foundations.


Roger Waite particularly is outstandingly responsive and practical in his outlook.

Legal 500, UK Charities, 2022

He is an exceptionally responsive and supportive lawyer who takes on board our needs and timescales readily.

Chambers and Partners UK, 2022

Roger Waite stands out for being accessible and comprehensible. Roger and the team are also very personable.

Legal 500, UK Charities, 2022

Track record





Advised NHS Charities Together for the past seven years on a range of legal matters relating to NHS Charities and their support for the NHS.

Supported 10 NHS Charities through the process of restructuring to obtain independence from the Department of Health and setting up as new independent charities and provision of a wider range of governance, fundraising and technical advice to a number of NHS charities.

Provided extensive advice on governance, regulation and related matters to the RSPCA.

England and Wales, 2013

‘What financial and legal issues may arise when charities merge?’ Lexis Nexus - January 2015

Charity Law Association

Roger is a regular speaker at meetings of NHS Charities Together delivering legal updates and training on a range of NHS and charity issues.



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