Senior Associate

Experience

Erica provides commercial, contracts and governance advice to charities, social enterprises, creative businesses and commercial organisations. She advises on contracts, trading, sponsorship, advertising, a range of areas relating to creative businesses, governance and legal structures, “spinning out” of local and central government and restructuring services, intellectual property (with a particular focus on copyright), information technology and digital delivery by charities and social enterprises.          

Examples of recent work

  • Ongoing legal and contracts advice to a range of arts charities, including theatres, galleries and arts centres
  • Advising Northamptonshire Music and Performing Arts Trust on its establishment as an independent charity and its transfer out of Northamptonshire County Council
  • Advice to various local authorities and local authority services on their “spinning out” or restructuring of services
  • General commercial, contractual and governance advice to World Animal Protection – an international animal charity
  • Ongoing legal and governance advice to Unitas – a charity that helps young people access education
  • Advising large corporates on their CSR activity, including use of their archives and other not-for-profit activity
  • Advising an international membership organisation on its governance and international licensing agreements
  • Advising a range of small and large charities and social enterprises on their websites, social media and digital activity

Qualifications and career

  • Bristol University, English Literature, 2002
  • Spent two years living in Osaka, Japan working as an English and Foreign Affairs teacher
  • College of Law, Graduate Diploma in Law, 2006
  • College of Law, Legal Practice Course, 2006
  • Trained at Bates Wells Braithwaite, 2006
  • Admitted as a solicitor in 2008
  • Became an associate in 2011

Pro bono, memberships and appointments

  • Trustee of Stone Nest
  • Trustee of Unitas
  • Former trustee of DONATE the National Funding Scheme, Situations Trust, Otesha and Urban Culture Project