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Charities

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What the team is known for

Strong commercial offering with regard to restructuring, mergers, asset transfers, financing and property law. Particularly adept at advising on governance and registration matters. Advises prominent charities and social investment clients across several sectors including healthcare and heritage.

Strengths

One client notes: "They were excellent at being flexible and made it clear we had options, as opposed to being prescriptive in the solutions suggested."

Another remarks: "They have good sector knowledge, are responsive, provide solid advice and are easy to work with."

An interviewee says: "They were quick, efficient and good at following up to check that the correct paperwork had been filed."

Work highlights

Assisted GroceryAid with establishing a COVID-19 fund, including putting funding arrangements in place and terms and conditions for the recipients of support.

Notable practitioners

Andrew Studd frequently advises charities on partnership agreements, including on commercial, funding and investment issues. He also assists with the review of governance structures and sensitive regulatory matters involving the Charity Commission.
"He has an enthusiasm for this complex subject and provides pragmatic solutions." "He is an expert lawyer who is very good at explaining the nuances without getting bogged down in the details."

Chris Rowse is particularly well versed in assisting charities with domestic and international collaborative projects, partnership agreements and funding arrangements. He has additional experience advising on governance and trustee issues and liaising with the Charity Commission.
"He's a great lawyer - he's very responsive and considers our specific organisation when coming up with ideas, rather than just answering narrow legal questions." "He is a knowledgeable, practical and flexible lawyer."

James Sinclair Taylor has extensive experience advising charities on governance, constitutional and regulatory issues. He frequently assists clients with the establishment of new charities, as well as contractual and funding matters.
"James has a good understanding of the sector we operate within and provides useful updates to help guide us through our work as a charity."

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Members

Studd, Andrew (Head of Department)

Cumming, Rebecca

Flexer, Catherine

Garbett, Clare

Klauber, Jane

McCastman, Rachel

Philips, Hannah

Ransford, Sukanya

Rowse, Chris

Roy, Gareth

Whalen, Carla

Clients

Book Trust

Salvation Army

World Vision UK

World Wildlife Fund UK

Industries

Charities

Not-for-profit

Charities

Russell-Cooke

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Location

8 Bedford Row

London

Greater London

UK

WC1R 4BX

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Articles, Highlights and Press Releases

Total 32 Articles, Highlights and Press Releases

Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

UK-wide

Charities


Andrew Studd
Band 3
Chris Rowse
Band 4
James Sinclair Taylor
Band 2