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Russell-Cooke LLP

Living Wage
8 BEDFORD ROW, LONDON, WC1R 4BX, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7405 6566
Fax:
Fax 020 7831 2565
DX:
11 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
Email:
Web:
www.russell-cooke.co.uk

Chris Rowse

Tel:
Work +44 (0)20 8394 6438
Email:
Web:
www.russell-cooke.co.uk/people/chris-rowse/
Russell-Cooke LLP

Work Department

Charity and social business

Position

Chris is a partner in the charity and social business team.

Chris specialises in providing complex legal and strategic advice to charities.  His clients include ‘household name’ charities, as well as smaller voluntary bodies. He advises on diverse issues, including governance issues, commercial contracts and other agreements, constitutions (including for charities established by Royal Charter or statute), trading and fundraising, establishing new charities, regulatory matters involving the Charity Commission, joint ventures and other collaborations and mergers. Chris has particular expertise in advising clients working internationally.

Career

Chris trained and qualified at Withers LLP and worked in their charity and philanthropy team from 2007. In 2014 Chris joined Russell-Cooke and he became a partner in the charity and social business team in 2017.

Member

Charity Law Association

Education

Chris has a degree in law and history from Trinity Hall, Cambridge (2002)


London: Private client

Charities and not-for-profit

Within: Charities and not-for-profit

Russell-Cooke LLP has a growing team with six partners and seven associates who work exclusively for charity clients under the leadership of Andrew Studd. Studd is particularly well known for his work with charities on mergers, re-organisations and trading arrangements. Chris Rowse was promoted to partner. Rowse’s clients include 'several household name’ charities as well as a number of smaller voluntary bodies. He led the firm’s work for the Normandy Memorial Trust which was awarded £20m to build a D-Day memorial in France. Andrew Small joined the team from Stone King LLP and is highly regarded for his experience of advising charities and other third sector bodies on various property issues. Small has particular experience of advising on the property issues that arise from charity mergers and acquisitions as well as on property issues for schools. Jane Klauber is recommended for her employment law advice to charities. James Sinclair Taylor is praised for his particular understanding of the workings of the Charity Commission.  The department acts for a number of well-known names such as the British Heart Foundation, the Youth Hostel Association, Action for Blind People, World Vision UK and World Wildlife Fund.

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