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Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

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Cheltenham, Doha, Dubai, Geneva, Guildford, Hong Kong and 5 more

Mike Scott

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Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

Work Department

Charities and not-for-profit, sport; commercial, corporate.


Mike is the head of Charles Russell Speechlys’ charity and not-for-profit team. He specialises in company commercial work, especially private companies internationally owned or active overseas, companies limited by guarantee and chartered bodies, charity and sports-related transactions. Mike has considerable experience in dealing with all issues surrounding charitable and other not-for-profit organisations.

London: Private client

Charities and not-for-profit

Within: Leading individuals

Mike Scott - Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

Within: Charities and not-for-profit

Under the leadership of Lynn Povey at Charles Russell Speechlys LLP the team continues to represent high-profile national and international charities on the full range of legal issues including fundraising, data protection and employment matters. The team’s private wealth team also assists with various issues such as the establishment of charitable trusts and other philanthropic ventures. The group routinely advises private clients on making large charitable donations and on the establishment of charitable foundations. Mike Scott acts for a large number of charities that are governed by Royal Charter. Newly promoted partner Sarah Rowley advises on governance structures and on other matters such as the relationship between charities and commercial partners.

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London: Public sector

Education: schools

Within: Education: schools

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP's education team is led by Lynn Povey and is known for its advice to private schools on matters such as mergers, restructurings, data protection and sensitive staff issues. The practice also draws on the expertise of the firm's private wealth team to advise education clients on establishing charitable trusts. Mike Scott has specialist expertise in the area of educational institutions and charities, while newly made-up partner and deputy head of charities Sarah Rowley has advised on a variety of projects for educational institutions.

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