Senior Consultant


Alice has been a member of Bates Wells Braithwaite's Charity and Social Enterprise team since 2000, and was a partner with the firm before moving to a role combining client work with more general professional support. She has particular experience of constitutional issues, charity secretarial practice and charity legacies. She edits BWB's regular charity and social enterprise newsletter, and has contributed to a number of charity law publications. She is a regular speaker on charity and social enterprise issues. Alice works from BWB's London offices and from Yorkshire. 

Examples of recent work

  • Assistance with governance reviews and restructuring of several national charities
  • Speaker at Association of Charity Independent Examiners Conference 2018
  • Speaker at ICAEW Charity Roadshow 2017
  • Speaker at NCVO Charity Trustee Conference 2017
  • General editor of The Charities Acts Handbook, published by Jordans in November 2016
  • Contributor to Get Legal
  • Author of Getting it Right Legally, a publication on legal forms for community groups
  • Co-author of Charities, Trading and the Law, published by Jordans 2009

Qualifications and career

  • Cambridge University, BA Law, 1989
  • Admitted as a solicitor in 1993
  • Specialised in private client work with Macfarlanes, London and Walkers, Grand Cayman 1993
  • Deputy director of the human rights charity the Kurdish Human Rights Project, 1998
  • Joined BWB in 2000

Pro bono, memberships and appointments

  • Pro bono advice to Yorkshire-based charities on constitutional issues
  • Member of the Charity Law Association