Hannah 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.

Examples of Recent Work

  • Forming and registering new charities and social enterprises, and their trading subsidiaries
  • Acting on incorporations of existing charities, including establishing charitable companies and CIOs, undertaking due diligence, drafting the relevant agreements and dealing with the unincorporated charity post-transfer
  • Acting on mergers between charities and other not-for-profit organisations, including registered providers of social housing
  • Acting on transfers of services, out of larger charities and local authorities
  • Constitutional work updating articles of association of small and medium-sized charities, including students’ unions and other membership organisations
  • Advising on conflicts of interest procedures and other governance matters
  • Advising a national charity on options for its local membership structure
  • Advising charities on their fundraising arrangements and grant agreements
  • Advising charities that are part of international networks on their governance and collaboration arrangements

Qualifications and Career

  • University of Oxford, BA Philosophy, Politics and Economics, 2007
  • Unqualified Teacher, Launceston College , 2007-8
  • SOAS, University of London, MSc Middle East Politics, 2009
  • Education Worker, IntoUniversity at The ClementJames Centre, 2009-10
  • Paralegal, Bates Wells Braithwaite, 2011-13
  • BPP University Law School, Graduate Diploma in Law, 2012
  • BPP University Law School, Legal Practice Course, 2013
  • Trainee Solicitor, Bates Wells Braithwaite, 2013-15
  • Qualified as a Solicitor in September 2015
  • Associate, Bates Wells Braithwaite, 2018

Pro Bono, Memberships and Appointments

Trustee, Metta Theatre Ltd