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Alison Paines

London, UK UK Guide 2022 Ranked in 1 departments
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Alison Paines offers clients the benefit of her deep experience advising trustees and large, prominent charities on governance and structuring matters. She regularly assists with new charity registration, mergers, and regulatory investigations and inquiries.
"Alison is excellent at understanding complicated sets of facts, applying technical legal principles to them and explaining her advice clearly and succinctly. She understands when issues need to be dealt with sensitively and takes into account non-legal issues when providing her advice." "Alison has an enormous reserve of knowledge and is really good at handling clients."
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Alison is a partner in the charities and philanthropy team. She has over 25 years of experience in advising charities and other non-profit bodies, and those who contract with or donate to them. Her clients include an eclectic mix of service providers, grant-makers, educational bodies, aid agencies and research institutes, as well as individual and corporate philanthropists. She advises on all aspects of charities’ activities but specialises in strategic and governance advice. She is particularly well known for her expertise on medical charities (especially those linked with the National Health Service), educational charities, charities associated with government and international charity issues.

Career

Qualified 1981. Solicitor with Crossman, Block & Keith 1981-87; joined Withers 1988 and became a partner in 1991.

Professional Memberships

Charity Law Association (past Committee member and Chair); Society of Trusts and Estates Practitioners.

Publications

Charities chapter to Chambers & Partners publication ‘Legal Brexit’,

‘Revenue Law - Principles and Practice’ , ‘Charities’ chapter of Tolley’s

Personal

Educated at Cambridge University (classics and law); Chair of governors of Godolphin & Latymer School; trustee of Academies Enterprise Trust; honorary legal adviser to Association of NHS Charities; formerly the trustee of two grant-making foundations.

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