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.

  • 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