Recognized since 2023
London, United Kingdom
Amy is an associate in the charities team.Amy is an associate in the charities team. She advises charities, philanthropists and businesses on charity law and commercial matters.She works with all types of charity, including charitable trusts, charitable companies, Royal Charter bodies and unincorporated associations. She advises many of the UK’s most loved charities in relation to grant-making, fundraising (including society lotteries and major gifts), disposals of land and commercial contracts, as well as governance, corporate and trust advice. She also advises charities, including in the education sector, on mergers and restructurings.Amy advises on engagement with the Charity Commission both at the regulatory engagement stage and the permissions stage. She regularly works alongside our property team to advise on the charity aspects of complex property developments involving charities and their subsidiary companies.Amy regularly advises on the structuring of private foundations to take account of donors’ complex tax profiles and works closely with the firm’s leading private client and tax team to provide integrated advice. She advises on major gifts to UK charities, as well as commercial fundraising partnerships benefiting UK charities.Her advice regularly includes an international element, such as the recognition by HMRC of European charities for UK tax reliefs or the creation of dual qualified US-UK charities. She is currently advising on a large complex cross-border restructuring which will see a significant offshore grant making trust migrate to England and Wales.She has spent 5 months on secondment to the in-house legal team at one of the firm’s clients, the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB). Amy advised on a range of issues including fundraising regulation, data protection, gambling law, commercial contracts, licensing and corporate governance.Amy is currently a trustee of a charity supporting mental health and wellbeing services for children and families across Luton, Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire. She was previously a trustee, and volunteer Head of Development, for a student mental health charity.
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26 The Best Lawyers in America® awards
5 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America awards
Recognized in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in United Kingdom™ 2024 for work in:
- Charities Law
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