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Charity Law Conversations: Episode one with Will Hopkin of New Square Chambers


In our new charities and social enterprise conversation series, Senior Associate Ruo Wu had an insightful conversation with barrister William Hopkin of New Square Chambers to discuss latest updates in the charities sector. Noted for his “excellent knowledge of charity law” (Legal 500, 2023), William is a leading barrister in cases involving all aspects of charity and philanthropy. William is a former co-chair of the Charity Law Association Annual Conference, has sat on the CLA’s Executive Committee and has chaired a number of sector working parties.

Ruo and Will discuss:

  • how Will became a barrister specialising in the charities field and Will’s advice to aspiring barristers wanting to work and specialise in this niche area of law;
  • a round up of key changes brought in so far by the Charities Act 2022 and a glimpse ahead to some of the further changes that will come into force;
  • updates in the charities sector, including:
  • interesting legal cases that Will has worked on recently; and
  • what to expect when attending New Square Chamber’s annual charities conference.

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