Associate

Experience

Oliver is an Associate in the Charity & Social Enterprise department and specialises in charity, social enterprise, responsible business and impact investing.

Oliver is a member of the Social Ventures and Social Finance; Crowdfunding; and Environment groups at BWB and acts as an advisor and secretary to the UK Crowdfunding Association.

 Examples of Recent Work

  • Advising on the formation and registration of new charities and social enterprises, including CICs and CIOs
  • Advising on constitutional, governance and operational issues for charities and social enterprises
  • Advising on cross-jurisdictional structures for charities with international offices
  • Acting on mergers between charities and not-for-profit organisations
  • Advising on grant agreements, contracts, collaboration and consortium arrangements
  • Advising on a wide range of social finance and social investment matters, including on a number of social impact bonds, community investment offers, and Social Investment Tax Relief

 Qualifications and Career

  • University of Cambridge, MA (First Class), 2009
  • Nottingham Trent University, Graduate LLB (First Class), 2012
  • Researcher, Open Road Consultancy, 2010
  • Trainee solicitor at Bates Wells Braithwaite, 2012-2014
  • Admitted as a solicitor at BWB, 2014

Pro Bono, Memberships and Appointments

  • Secretary of UK Crowdfunding Association
  • Social Security advisor with the Free Representation Unit
  • Adviser at South West London Law Centres
  • Trustee of Stile Antico Foundation
  • Member of the Charity Law Association
  • Pro bono advice to a range of charities working within international development, health and civil engagement
  • Author, Tolley’s Company Law Service
  • Author, Practical Law Company
  • Author, Lexis Nexis Corporate Law