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About Jennifer

An Associate in our Charities Team, Jennifer specialises in providing clear, practical advice to charities and social enterprises. Jennifer advises on a broad range of matters including charity and social enterprise structures (including trading subsidiaries and social enterprise/charity group structures), registration, mergers, restructuring and governance arrangements. Jennifer also supports clients in relation to Charity Commission investigations and statutory inquiries, and serious incident reporting.

In addition, Jennifer has considerable commercial experience having previously worked as the Contracts Manager of one of the UK’s leading publishers. Jennifer enjoys applying this commercial mindset to assist charities in relation to their commercial arrangements and partnerships with commercial entities.

Recent Experience

  • Advising a well known charity on its commercial arrangements in relation to a major motion picture release.
  • Advising on the exploitation of rights in a literary estate bequeathed to charity.
  • Advising a new social enterprise in relation to the registration of a Community Interest Company and the setting up of an associated charity, including advice in relation to the gift aid arrangements under the proposed structure.
  • Advising on the incorporation of a charity linked to a school.

Professional Memberships

  • Charity Law Association

Career Experience

2019 to present: Associate, Winckworth Sherwood LLP

2016-2019: Associate, Penningtons Manches LLP

2014-2016: Trainee solicitor, Blake Morgan LLP

2010-2014: Contracts Manager, Egmont UK Ltd