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Joseph’s practice spans the full range of legal issues facing charities and not for profits, including governance advice, charity mergers, regulatory compliance cases and investment issues.

He has experience working for organisations representing the full breadth of the charity and not for profit sector, from founder-led philanthropic vehicles to household name operational charities, sports governing bodies and membership organisations.

Joseph’s practice covers the full range of issues which these kinds of organisations face, including day-to-day and contentious governance advice, transactional advice (including significant charity mergers), technical trusts law and regulatory advice. He also has significant experience helping organisations in their engagement with the Charity Commission, including on registration.

Joseph enjoys working for purpose-driven organisations, and takes care to ensure that advice is delivered thoughtfully and in a timely manner, having regard to the financial context in which charities and not for profit organisations work.

Before becoming a specialist in this area of law, Joseph trained at Slaughter and May and qualified into the finance team in March 2019.

Work highlights

  • Advising a museum on the restructuring of its governing body and its relationship with historic donor organisations.
  • Advising a prominent philanthropist on social investment and ethical investment activity by the charity which they founded.
  • Advising an operational charity on the terms of its merger with a charity delivering similar services.
  • Advising a large membership organisation on governance issues, both generally and in preparation for a contentious annual general meeting.
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