Chris Rowse > Russell-Cooke LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile
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Charity and social business
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.
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.
Charity Law Association
Chris has a degree in law and history from Trinity Hall, Cambridge (2002)
London > Private client > Charities and not-for-profit
Russell-Cooke LLP is particularly recommended for its work at advising on charity mergers and the restructuring of charities. Under the leadership of Andrew Studd the practice is increasingly becoming known for its work at supporting charities in financial difficulties. It also continues to advise charities with unusual governance structures such as charities governed by Acts of Parliament, Royal Charter and Charity Commission Schemes. Chris Rowse is experienced at advising on international projects and James Sinclair Taylor is another name to note for his work on sensitive contractual, funding and risk management issues.
Top Tier Firm Rankings
- Private client > Charities and not-for-profit
- Insurance > Clinical negligence: claimant
- Private client > Court of protection
- Crime, fraud and licensing > Crime: general
- Public sector > Education: individuals
- Human resources > Employment: senior executives
- Private client > Family
- Private client > Family: mediation
- Private client > Personal tax, trusts and probate
- Dispute resolution > Professional discipline
- Real estate > Commercial property: retail
- Private client > Contentious trusts and probate
- Crime, fraud and licensing > Fraud: white-collar crime
- Corporate and commercial > M&A: smaller deals, up to £50m
- Real estate > Property litigation
- Real estate > Social housing: tenant
- Human resources > Health and safety
- Insurance > Personal injury: claimant
- Real estate > Planning
- TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Sport
- Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation
- Human resources > Immigration