Solicitor (Qualified in Scotland)


Amanda is a Solicitor within the Charity and Social Enterprise team where she advises charities, not for profit organisations and businesses with a social purpose on a range of legal and commercial matters including formation and registration, constitutional and regulatory matters, international governance structures, contractual arrangements and general charity law.

Having worked in-house for an international NGO for more than two years, Amanda has experience in advising international not-for-profit organisations, particularly in relation to risk management and legal compliance, and has a specific interest in international development.

Examples of Recent Work

  • Advising on the formation and registration of new charities and social enterprises
  • Acting on mergers between charities and other not-for-profit organisations
  • Advising international organisations on overseas operations and registrations
  • Acting on transfers of services between charities and other not-for-profit organisations
  • Advising on constitutional and regulatory matters including international governance structures

Qualifications and Career

  • The University of Edinburgh, LLB Bachelor of Laws (with Honours Law), 2005-2009
  • The Rijksuniversiteit University of Groningen, European and International Law (Erasmus programme), 2007-2008
  • The Robert Gordon University, Diploma in Legal Practice, 2009-2010
  • Trainee solicitor at DLA Piper, 2011-2013
  • Admitted as a solicitor at DLA Piper, 2013
  • Secondment to Plan International, 2013-2014
  • Risk and Legal Compliance Advisor, Plan International, 2014-2015
  • Joined Bates Wells Braithwaite in 2015