I lead the Charities team. I work with charities and independent schools of all shapes and sizes, advising on all aspects of charity law and practice – initial formation and registration, day-to-day advice on constitutional and governance issues, mergers, dealing with charity property and dissolution. I regularly run training sessions for trustees and governors, helping them to better understand their role and responsibilities.
I seek to get to know my clients well, to understand their priorities and challenges. I serve as a trustee for a number of charities and I believe that hands-on experience means I give practical advice to my clients.
I am on the Charity Commission’s panel of approved Interim Managers and a member of the Charity Law Association, where I have served on working parties.
Outside work, my wife and I are very involved in our local church and I serve as a trustee for a number of faith-based organisations and two of Guildford’s oldest charities, both dating back to the 1600s.