Rebecca is an associate in the charity and social business team, specialising in governance matters. Rebecca assists charities, other not-for-profit organisations and individuals with issues such as:

  • setting up new charities
  • drafting and amending governing documents
  • support with charity registration applications
  • charity incorporations and mergers
  • setting up trading subsidiaries
  • trade mark registrations
  • reviewing and drafting contracts, including for grant funding, sponsorship, fundraising, licensing, partnerships and other types of collaboration
  • general governance issues, such as governance policies, serious incidents and board management

Rebecca trained at Russell-Cooke and joined the team on qualification.

Prior to becoming a solicitor, Rebecca worked for several years in legal research, publishing and knowledge management. She has experience working within the charity sector, including an information/publications role in a human rights charity and voluntary experience in the areas of criminal justice, prisons and homelessness.

What Rebecca's clients say

"Thank you very much for all your valuable help and advice. We are grateful for your skill and commitment to seeing this matter through."

  • Setting up new charities, including those with operations overseas.
  • Achieving charity status for clients whose registration applications have previously been rejected or who have received complex questions from the Charity Commission.
  • Drafting and advising on the amendment of charity governing documents, for charitable companies, CIOs, unincorporated associations and trusts.
  • Assisting unincorporated charities with becoming charitable companies or CIOs or setting up corporate trustees.
  • Registering charity trade marks with the UK Intellectual Property Office.
  • Setting up charity trading subsidiaries and advising on their management, including cost sharing agreements and deeds of covenant.
  • Drafting and reviewing contracts, including for commercial participator arrangements, grant funding and partnerships.
  • Supporting clients when things go wrong, including in relation to serious incident reporting, trustee disqualification and internal board disputes.
  • LPC, London Metropolitan University, Distinction
  • BVC, University of Law, Outstanding
  • LLB Law, Cardiff University, First Class