Lucy is a Solicitor in the Charity & 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 compliance, issues relating to contractual and grant funding arrangements, and general charity and company law. 

Lucy is also a member of the Faith-Based Organisations group and has a particular interest in advising Christian and other faith-based charities.

Examples of recent work

  • Forming and registering new charities and social enterprises
  • Acting on incorporations, including establishing charitable companies, undertaking due diligence, drafting the relevant agreements and dealing with the unincorporated charity post-transfer
  • Constitutional work updating articles of association of small and medium-sized charities
  • Advising unincorporated associations and trusts on constitutional matters
  • General trusts law advice including amending trust deeds and advising on cy-près schemes and trustee issues
  • Advising on conflicts of interest, procedure and other governance matters
  • Advising on the implications of the Equality Act 2010 for faith-based charities

Qualifications and career

  • University of Cambridge, MA Hons Classics, 2008;
  • BPP Law School, Graduate Diploma in Law, 2009;
  • BPP Law School, Legal Practice Course, 2010;
  • Paralegal, Bates Wells Braithwaite, 2010-2012;
  • Trainee Solicitor, Bates Wells Braithwaite (including secondment at Big Society Capital), 2012-2014;
  • Qualified as a Solicitor in September 2014

Pro bono, memberships and appointments

  • Vice-Chairperson, Prisoners Advice Service
  • Member of Charity Law Association (and on Charity Law Association working group on social investment by charities)
  • Experience of voluntary work and trusteeship in the UK and Kenya