Solicitor

Experience

Megan advises charities, social enterprises and educational institutions on a variety of commercial, charity law and education law matters including formation and registration, constitutional and regulatory compliance, academy conversions and transfers and general charity and company law.

Megan is a member of the Education group and has a particular interest in working with organisations that promote education.

Examples of Recent Work

  • Drafting and negotiation of funding agreements for Multi Academy Trust and local authorities.
  • Assisting with the drafting of a consultancy agreement between two Multi Academy Trusts to support a school following a critical incident.
  • Advising a social enterprise focused on provision of education for refugees on applying for charity registration.
  • Commercial advice for Education clients
  • Drafting and negotiating transfer agreements for Academy conversions
  • Advising on the formation and registration of new charities and social enterprises, including CIOs.
  • Advising on mergers and on constitutional and operational issues for charities and social enterprises, including advising on conflicts of interest, procedure and other governance matters.
  • Advising charities and CICs on service contacts and other commercial agreements.

Qualifications and Career

  • BA (Hons) English (First Class), University of Birmingham, 2008-2011
  • LLB (First Class), University of Law, includes GDL and LPC, 2011-2014
  • Worked at London Borough of Hounslow, 2012-2013
  • Trained and qualified at Russell-Cooke, 2014-2016
  • Practiced at Blake Morgan LLP, 2016 - 2017
  • Joined Bates Wells Braithwaite 2017

Pro Bono, Memberships and Appointments

  • Member, Charity Law Association
  • Member, Education Law Association
  • Mentor for University of Law, since 2014
  • Former trustee of St Mary’s Church Homes (2015-2016)