Virginia Henley > HCR Hewitsons > Northampton, England > Lawyer Profile

HCR Hewitsons

Work Department

Charities & Education


Legal Director


Virginia specialises in advising charities, universities and schools, and a wide range of not-for-profit organisations on the core legal, regulatory and governance issues they face.She has also run her own successful business. Virginia is a member of the Charity Law Association and has an active interest in the development of the sector. She is a school governor and a trustee.


Virginia graduated in Law at Cambridge University and has a Masters degree in Pre-Raphaelite Art and Literature from Oxford University.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Private client > Charities and not-for-profit

HCR Hewitsons has a wealth of experience in acting for service-providing charities, corporate charities, land-owning and grant making charities as well as alms-houses, educational charities and the full range of non-profit organisations and small local charities. Head of team Virginia Henley is skilled at advising on a range of governance, commercial and regulatory matters. Ben Moorhead has helped to establish several leading charities and not-for-profit organisations.

East Midlands > Private client > Charities and not-for-profit

HCR Hewitsons‘ charities and not-for-profit practice acts for a full array of clients, including almshouses, educational charities, and land-owning and grant-making charities. Offering ‘a first class service’ the department advises charities from a variety of sectors, such as conservation and education, preparing governing and transactional documents for mergers, acquisitions and conversions, while also assisting with complex disputes. Virginia Henley, who heads the team, has a focus on policy reviews and restructurings and is praised by clients for being ‘unstinting with support and advice‘.