Gareth is an associate in the charity and social business team. Gareth advises charities and social businesses on a wide range of charity law, commercial and governance matters including:

  • setting up charities
  • amending charity constitutions, including charitable objects
  • mergers and collaborations
  • incorporations – trusts or unincorporated associations becoming charitable companies or charitable incorporated organisations (CIOs)
  • charity trading and setting up trading subsidiaries
  • commercial contracts 
  • governance matters and policies, including conflicts of interest
  • trade mark registrations

Prior to joining Russell-Cooke in 2013, Gareth worked as the team leader in a global toxicology company’s contracts department.

  • Establishing numerous charities, from small, local charities to global organisations. Entering into detailed correspondence with the Charity Commission to secure registration for more challenging registrations
  • Advising several charities on incorporating, including Shakespeare Schools Foundation and the Polish Educational Society
  • Advising on mergers (whether by a transfer of assets or the implementation of a group structure), including Lift People and Crisis, Youthnet UK and Get Connected Helpline, and Deaf Direct and the Oxford Deaf and Hard of Hearing Centre
  • Part of the team advising 4Children on its administration and the transfer of its assets and employees to third parties. Only 3% of services faced closure as a result of the charity being put into administration
  • Following negotiations with the Government Legal Department, successfully restoring a charitable company to the register of companies after it was struck off over five years ago
  • Advising several sports clubs on incorporating and seeking charitable status
  • Law, University of Oxford
  • LPC, the College of Law, London