Russell-Cooke partner and head of the Charity and Social Business team, James Sinclair Taylor, has recently been appointed 'Protector of the NESTA Trust'. His role is to ensure the integrity of a £321million pound fund.

The National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts (NESTA) was abolished as a non-departmental public body and became an independent charity (1 April 2012).

The new charity will continue to support innovation through a combination of practical programmes, investing in start-up innovative companies, and carrying out research into innovation.

The Charity and Social Business team and James are well known in the industry for advising charities, social enterprises and other not for profit organisations.  James is a co-author of the Russell-Cooke Legal Handbook, and Visiting Fellow at London's Southbank University.

James has an interest in social change, environmental charities, human rights and overseas aid bodies.  He advises a wide range of charities including UNICEF, the Youth Hostel Association and Action for Blind People.

James commented 'This is an intriguing and unique role safeguarding a huge public investment in innovation'.

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