Senior Associate


Pippa has experience of working with a wide range of charities and social enterprises on legal and commercial issues, including corporate structure, governance and fundraising, as well as advising on their formation and registration. Pippa specialises in working with high profile individuals and family foundations on their philanthropy and giving. In addition, Pippa advises on corporate social responsibility, including the incorporation and ongoing legal compliance of corporate foundations. Having trained and worked at a magic circle law firm, Pippa has experience in a range of corporate and finance departments and has worked on a large number of high value and cross-border transactions. Publications of note: Contributing author of "The Charities Acts Handbook: A Practical Guide" (Jordans).

Examples of recent work 

  • Advising on the formation and registration of new charities and social enterprises, including charities working internationally
  • Advising on a number of mergers of charities with varying legal structures
  • Advising on the innovative Golden Lane Housing charity bond issue listed on the London Stock Exchange
  • Advising international charities on governance structures, including advising an international charity on the establishment of a UK branch and a number of UK charities seeking to establish new offices abroad
  • Advising on constitutional, governance and regulatory matters
  • Advising on fundraising, including commercial participator agreements

Qualifications and career

  • University of Oxford, MA Modern History (First class), 2007
  • College of Law, LLB Law (First class), 2010. Richard Tuddenham prize for best Graduate Diploma in Law student at The College of Law across the UK, 2009.
  • Trainee solicitor, Allen & Overy LLP, 2010-2012
  • Associate, Allen & Overy LLP, 2012-2014
  • Joined Bates Wells Braithwaite, 2014

Pro bono, memberships and appointments

  • Trustee of FoodCycle
  • Steering Committee member of Lawyers Against Poverty, Oxfam
  • Member of the Charity Law Association