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, co-operatives and community benefit societies
  • Advising on the structure and execution of financing for charities and social enterprises, including social impact bonds, community investment projects, and Social Investment Tax Relief
  • Advising on constitutional, governance and operational issues for charities and social enterprises
  • Advising on cross-jurisdictional issues for international charities, NGOs and government funded programmes, including strategies following the UK’s exit from the European Union
  • Acting on mergers between charities and not-for-profit organisations
  • Advising on grant agreements, contracts, collaboration and joint venturearrangements

 Qualifications and Career

  • University of Cambridge, MA (First Class), 2009
  • Nottingham Trent University, Graduate LLB (First Class), 2012
  • Trainee solicitor at BWB, 2012
  • Admitted as a solicitor at BWB, 2014
  • Seconded to Global Innovation Fund, 2017

Pro Bono, Memberships and Appointments

  • Secretary of UK Crowdfunding Association
  • Trustee of Songbound
  • Member of the Charity Law Association, Working Group member on charities and connected organisations
  • SITR/CITR Working Group member, DCMS Advisory Group on Impact Investing
  • 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