Rachel supports charities and social enterprises by providing strategic and technical advice and assistance. She has a particular interest in board and organisational governance, regulatory compliance, data protection and intellectual property

Rachel aims to provide pragmatic and solution-based advice which enables her clients to focus on their main priority: serving their beneficiaries. She enjoys working with a wide variety of charities and social enterprises, from small grass-roots organisations and start-ups to large international organisations. 

Rachel has been advising third sector organisations for a number of years, having previously worked in the Charity and Social Enterprise department of another top charity firm before joining Russell-Cooke.

  • Assisting a global animal welfare organisation to improve its governance by undertaking a comprehensive review of its operations and advising on changes it could make to comply with best practice and the law
  • Advising on available legal structures for two not-for-profit, non-charitable grant making organisations, to ensure that they were appropriate for the client’s aims and needs
  • Helping a charity to prepare for a Charity Commission investigation meeting
  • Preparing a detailed Staff Security Policy for a large charity operating in high risk areas, to help it manage risks and protect its people
  • Setting up a charity which would be investing in medical research projects in return for an equity interest in those projects, as well as advising on related trade mark, data protection and crowd funding issues
  • Preparing a suite of staff and board policies for a newly incorporated charity to support its governance
  • Advising a professional body on a payment to its chair of trustees
  • Advising on a merger between two charities supporting similar beneficiaries in different geographical areas, so that their resources could be pooled to more effectively achieve their objects
  • Assisting a UK charity to set up a charitable subsidiary in Sierra Leone
  • Setting up charities with various legal structures, including companies and CIOs

History BA, University College London

GDL and LPC, University of Law