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.
Advising leading independent schools on governance and major projects, including bond issues, academy trust sponsorship, and international partnerships.
Advising on a transformative £1bn donation to a leading disability charity.
Advising a London university on its student recruitment contracts in China.
Supporting arts charities through legal and practical difficulties faced during the pandemic.
Advising on the creation of a new charitable foundation for the estate of an internationally renowned artist.
England & Wales 2011
Contributing author to Charity Governance, Jordans 2014; Charity Law – Global Guide, Thomson Reuters 2016.
Charity Law Association
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.