Provided by Rosamund McCarthy Etherington
Innovative charity applications, including advising on wide-ranging public benefit issues.
Optimal structuring including donor advised funds, community benefit societies, CICs, fiscal sponsorship, conduits.
Governance and membership advice for a wide range of charitable, professional and campaigning bodies, as well as entities established by Royal Charter and Acts of Parliament.
Charities under investigation - everything from operational cases to statutory inquiries, often where there are multi-disciplinary issues.
Grant making including to non-charities and overseas, as well as participatory grant making, collaborations and partnerships, grant agreements, financing, Charity Commission and HMRC requirements.
Campaigning, political activity and electoral related activity, including advice to charities and non-party campaigners.
Corporate Foundations on philanthropy, donor advised funds, corporate social responsibility, including extensive advice over many years to the Foundations of FTSE100 global brands.
Arts charities including high profile literary prizes on governance, sponsorship and charity registration.
Advice on fundraising, sponsorship as well as compliance with the requirements of the Fundraising Regulator.
Rosamund was previously a Charity Partner at Bates Wells where she trained and worked for thirty years, playing a key role in growing and building the Charity and Social Enterprise Department
Rosamund McCarthy is a leading practitioner with experience in a wide range of charity law issues. She has notable expertise advising clients on regulatory matters and inquiries as well as assisting with corporate structuring and governance issues.
"She is a brilliant lawyer who is highly personable and one of the leading experts on charity law. She brings a passion to the role and is committed to the ethos of the sector." "She is solution-focused, pragmatic and responsive."