Amy Carter

Associate

Amy is an associate in the charities team.

Amy is an associate in the charities team. She advises charities, philanthropists and businesses on charity law and commercial matters.

She works with all types of charity, including charitable trusts, charitable companies, Royal Charter bodies and unincorporated associations. She advises many of the UK’s most loved charities in relation to grant-making, fundraising (including society lotteries and major gifts), disposals of land and commercial contracts, as well as governance, corporate and trust advice. She also advises charities, including in the education sector, on mergers and restructurings.

Amy advises on engagement with the Charity Commission both at the regulatory engagement stage and the permissions stage. She regularly works alongside our property team to advise on the charity aspects of complex property developments involving charities and their subsidiary companies.

Amy regularly advises on the structuring of private foundations to take account of donors’ complex tax profiles and works closely with the firm’s leading private client and tax team to provide integrated advice. She advises on major gifts to UK charities, as well as commercial fundraising partnerships benefiting UK charities.

Her advice regularly includes an international element, such as the recognition by HMRC of European charities for UK tax reliefs or the creation of dual qualified US-UK charities. She is currently advising on a large complex cross-border restructuring which will see a significant offshore grant making trust migrate to England and Wales.

She has spent 5 months on secondment to the in-house legal team at one of the firm’s clients, the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB). Amy advised on a range of issues including fundraising regulation, data protection, gambling law, commercial contracts, licensing and corporate governance.

Amy is currently a trustee of a charity supporting mental health and wellbeing services for children and families across Luton, Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire. She was previously a trustee, and volunteer Head of Development, for a student mental health charity.

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會員身份

公開活動

Advising on the establishment of a number of ‘family foundations’ including working with our private client team to provide integrated tax advice

Advising on the amendment of the Royal Charters and Bye-Laws for a number of the UK’s longstanding charities

Advising on the migration of an offshore charitable trust to England and Wales

England and Wales, 2015

‘Charities and Fundraising’ (CC20), The Charity Law Association working party’s response to the Charity Commission’s consultation on its revised guidance

‘Charities and Litigation’ (CC38), The Charity Law Association working party’s response to the Charity Commission’s consultation on its revised guidance

Charity Law Association

Legacy Labyrinth 2018, 2019 and 2020

Association of Anaethetists of Great Britain – Governance Forum

個人簡介

I love the variety of the work and how passionate the people I work with are about the causes they support

Having volunteered my way through University; including running and taking calls for a student helpline, and completing an internship in community fundraising with one of the UK’s biggest charities - I always knew that I wanted to advise charities and those looking to establish and support them. Being part of the charities team means that I get to spend every day helping charities make a difference. I love the variety of the work and how passionate the people I work with are about the causes they support.

One of the highlights of my time in the team so far has been my secondment to the in-house legal team at the RSPB. I met some wonderful people, learnt about the challenges faced by large fundraising charities (and their small in-house legal teams) and became committed to saving nature.

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2013

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