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. She is also a trustee and honorary secretary of ACE Africa (UK).
- Advising new organisations on the range of legal structures available for not-for-profit organisations and which structure is most suited to their goals, and assisting them with the setup process
- Helping organisations to amend their governing documents, including those with more complex structures such as large membership organisations and charities affiliated with a non-charity
- Supporting charities through the process of converting to a more suitable legal structure
- Assisting charities with internal reviews, including preparing and reviewing policies and procedures to ensure compliance with law and best practice
- Reviewing and drafting contracts, including service contracts, grant agreements, licence agreements, event terms and conditions, etc.
- Supporting charities in dealing with the Charity Commission, including seeking regulatory consents, making serious incident reports and preparing for Charity Commission investigation meetings
- Assisting with the process of mergers and internal restructures, including trading subsidiaries
- Advising on the use, management and exploitation of copyright
- Advising on website compliance and policies
- Providing advice on charity, company, commercial and regulatory law
History BA, University College London
GDL and LPC, University of Law