Senior Consultant


Alice has been a member of Bates Wells Braithwaite's Charity and Social Enterprise team since 2000, and was a partner with the firm before moving to a role combining client work with more general professional support. She has particular experience of constitutional issues, charity secretarial practice and charity legacies. She edits BWB's regular charity and social enterprise newsletter, and has contributed to a number of charity law publications. She is a regular speaker on charity and social enterprise issues. Alice works from BWB's London offices and from Yorkshire. 

Examples of recent work

  • Assistance with a major governance review for a national charity with a network of linked charities
  • Author of Getting it Right Legally, a publication on legal forms for community groups
  • Participated in a national programme of training for childcare organisations
  • Editor of Jordans Charities Administration Service
  • Co-author of Charities, Trading and the Law, published by Jordans March 2009
  • Co-author of Jordans Charities Administration Service, published by Jordans 
  • Co-author of Charities - the New Law 2006: A Practical Guide to the Charities Acts, published by Jordans March 2008
  • Speaker at Charity Finance Group training on charities and trading July 2012
  • Speaker at Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators seminar May 2012

Qualifications and career

  • Cambridge University, BA Law, 1989
  • Admitted as a solicitor in 1993
  • Specialised in private client work with Macfarlanes, London and Walkers, Grand Cayman 1993
  • Deputy director of the human rights charity the Kurdish Human Rights Project, 1998
  • Joined BWB in 2000

Pro bono, memberships and appointments

  • Pro bono advice to Yorkshire-based charities on constitutional issues
  • Member of the Charity Law Association