Elizabeth acts for charities of every type and advises on the full spectrum of charity law issues. She is increasingly recognised as a leading adviser in the sector and currently sits on the Executive Committee of the Charity Law Association.
Elizabeth is a charity law specialist. She advises on the full range of legal issues that affect charities: from establishing new charities, through to large merger and restructuring projects, commercial and trading arrangements, fundraising, documenting major gifts and governance and constitutional issues.
She has wide ranging experience acting for charities of all sizes, including household and smaller organisations. Her clients include charities, universities, schools, professional and membership organisations, corporate foundations and museums.
She enjoys the variety and scope her practice affords her, and works hard to understand the circumstances and aims of each client in order to structure her approach and style. Whether working alongside a large in-house legal department, or directly with executive and management teams, she is adept at taking the commercial view and working towards practical solutions.
She has extensive experience advising on regulatory dealings with the Charity Commission, and is equally adept at working with her professional and membership body clients on the issues particular to that sector, often relating to their specific governance structures, and the oversight of the Privy Council for those established by Royal Charter.
Elizabeth is regularly called upon to advise on projects with an international element, acting for both overseas charities looking to set up initiatives in the UK, and UK charities wishing to support projects in other jurisdictions.
Elizabeth supports her colleagues within the firm through her membership of the Corporate Responsibility Committee, and by taking the lead on Knowledge Management in relation to charity law.
Elizabeth is recommended by Chambers & Partners for her work with charities. She is also recognised as a next generation lawyer by the Legal 500.
"She is very unflappable and provides well thought out, strategic advice. She grasped the importance of the matter to us and made sure all the threads pulled together in the right way." (Chambers UK 2022)
"Elizabeth Jones is excellent. She has provided us with a consistently high service and is extremely professional and knowledgeable." (Legal 500 2022)
"Excellent, thoughtful, high quality service given at all times, with a really human touch. Lizzie Jones is excellent – intelligent, experienced and both supportive and challenging in equal measure. She is responsive and able to provide high quality advice on a wide range of charity issues. Her calm and thoughtful approach is particularly helpful with other senior stakeholders within my organisation." (Legal 500 2022)
"Elizabeth Jones is an exceptional lawyer and account manager. She provides consistently high levels of service, is knowledgeable and up to date with all matters, responds quickly and is a pleasure to work with." (Legal 500 2021)
“Elizabeth Jones focuses on structuring and registration mandates. One satisfied source highlights her client service as a strength, reporting that she is "responsive, flexible and solution-oriented." Another confirms she is "conscientious and thorough in all aspects of her work.” (Chambers UK 2019)
“Elizabeth Jones receives praise from clients who describe her as “friendly and helpful”. She is regularly instructed by charities to assist on constitutional and governance matters as well as mergers and fundraising issues. (Chambers UK 2018)
Memberships & Accolades
- Co-Chair of the Charity Law Association Conference 2018
- Charity Law Association Executive Committee member
- Charity Law Association Standing Tax Committee member
- Editor of the charity tax sections of volumes on Charities and Charitable Giving, Butterworth's Encyclopaedia of Forms and Precedents