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Partner and head of charity, education and third-sector team. Advises on charities, schools and third-sector organisations on areas such as formation, constitutional matters, incorporation, trustees’ duties, and similar matters. Also advises on joint ventures, collaborations, consortia and mergers, together with contractual negotiations with funders and others, public procurement, fundraising and intellectual property matters such as trademarks and copyright. Speaks regularly at seminars on charity education and third sector matters. Also acts for professional partnership, advises on partnership law, and on conversion to, or incorporation of, limited liability partnerships. Advises commercial clients on contractual matters, intellectual property, e-commerce and outsourcing. Trustee of several local charities.
Trainee and assistant solicitor Clarks Legal 1982-87; qualified 1985; assistant Southorns Solicitors 1987-89, partner1989-2000; partner Harris Cartier LLP 2001-02; partner Blandy & Blandy 2002 to date.
Law Society; Institute of Directors; Charity Law Association.
Reading School; Reading University (1981 LLB).
Golf, cricket, skiing, cooking, music.