Laetitia volunteered and fundraised for a number of national charities before joining Farrer & Co as a trainee in 2011. Since qualifying as a solicitor she has specialised in advising charities, not-for-profits and philanthropists.
A senior associate in the Farrer & Co Charity & Community team, Laetitia is experienced in working with a broad range of clients, from private individuals wishing to explore their philanthropic options, to long-established institutions wishing to effect significant constitutional, governance or structural change.
She regularly advises on structuring and restructuring (including formation, merger and group arrangements), engagement with regulators, governance and constitutional matters, trading and tax, major gifts and endowments and the management of charity property and assets.
One of the things which Laetitia most enjoys about working in the charity sector is its breadth: from its historic roots in private giving, to the complex group structures with which many charities now operate.
While placing an emphasis on complex, strategic and time-sensitive legal issues where specialist advice is critical, her practice is "cradle to grave" and covers setting up new charities, assisting them with strategic change and advising on dissolution.
Clients appreciate Laetitia's helpful, professional and practical approach to advising. She enjoys building positive working relationships and enabling people and organisations to achieve their objectives.
Memberships & Accolades
In 2015, Laetitia was named as one of Charity Finance's Rising Stars. She regularly speaks on charity law and governance matters and is a member of the Charity Law Association. Prior to training as a solicitor, Laetitia worked in publishing, and she still occasionally reviews books on a freelance basis.
"She is knowledgeable and takes a considered approach to the practical application of charity law to a range of matters." (Chambers UK 2022)
"She is on top of charity law issues and provides a fantastic service to clients." (Chambers UK 2022)
"Laetitia’s professionalism and consistency never wavers. I would like to specifically highlight the work we did together on Covid which took up a lot of time and thinking, during an extremely stressful moment for all of us, and her strategic as well as legal inputs were extremely valuable." (Legal 500 2022)