Lawyer profile for UK 2022
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Charities - UK-wide
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Paul is a Partner in Hunters’ Charities team and advises on governance and constitutional issues, commercial contracts, sponsorship, commercial participation and fundraising agreements, the formation and registration of new charities, mergers and restructurings of existing charities, regulatory compliance and grant-making.
Paul is best known for his work with faith-based charities, including advice to religious congregations and other providers of residential care and education. He is also active in the music, museums and galleries and medical sectors.
Paul worked at the Charity Commission before qualifying with Farrer & Co in 2000. He joined Veale Wasbrough Vizards in 2014 as a partner and led the charities practice at IBB Law from 2016 to 2021 before joining Hunters.
He has been appointed by the Charity Commission as interim manager of two charities and has also spent periods of secondment to the Science Museum and to the Institute of Cancer Research.
Paul is a member of the Charity Law Association and has contributed to a number of its working party reports.
He currently chairs the Conference of Solicitors for Catholic Charities.
Paul contributes articles to sector publications and speaks at charity conferences.