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10 QUEEN STREET PLACE, LONDON, EC4R 1BE, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7551 7777
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Fax 020 7551 7800
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42609 CHEAPSIDE-1
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www.bateswells.co.uk

Philip Kirkpatrick

Tel:
Work 020 7551 7762
Email:
Bates Wells

Work Department

Charity and social enterprise.

Position

Deputy managing partner and joint head of charity and social enterprise team, specialising in charity law and acting for a wide range of charities and other not-for-profit organisations; main areas of work are constitutional and governance, collaborative working and mergers, Charity Commission and investigations and inquiries, social finance, commercial ventures, fundraising, internal disputes.

Career

Trained Bates Wells Braithwaite; qualified 1995; partner 2000.

Member

Charity Law Association; trustee Shakespeare Globe Trust; director Shakespeare Globe Trading Limited; director Death Penalty Project Limited; trustee Death Penalty Project Charitable Trust; director Human Dignity Trust.

Education

University College, London (1986 English).

Leisure

Cycling, skiing, mountaineering.


London: Private client

Charities and not-for-profit

Within: Leading individuals

Philip Kirkpatrick - Bates Wells

Within: Charities and not-for-profit

Bates Wells has a large and dedicated charities practice that handles the full array of matters. The first-class team has recently been advising on various safeguarding matters as well as on some of the most complex and high-profile matters for household name organisations. The department also continues to advise many important charities on highly confidential pre-investigation compliance cases as well as investigations by the Charity Commission. The well-regarded Philip Kirkpatrick heads the charities and social enterprises department which includes: Rosamund McCarthy, who has a high profile in the charity sector acting for top 100 charities on governance and complex regulatory matters; Lawrence Simanowitz, who has a strong presence in the environment sector; newly-promoted senior partner Stephanie Biden, who is 'thorough, hardworking and efficient'; Thea Longley, who covers start-ups, constitutional advice (including restructuring), and governance reviews; Abbie Rumbold, who specialises in establishing charities created as spin-outs from the public sector; 'bright and astute' Laura Soley, who leads the firm’s expert trusts and legacies group; Erica Crump, who leads the culture and creative cross-departmental team; senior associate Pippa Garland; and associate Lucy Rhodes. Louise Haran, Victoria Schneider and Mathew Healey were all promoted to the partnership.

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