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Russell-Cooke LLP

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James Sinclair Taylor

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Russell-Cooke LLP

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Charity and social business.

Advice on governance, risk management, strategy particularly arranging and delivering mergers and collaboration.


Partner in the charity and social business team dealing with charities, social enterprise, mutuals and public bodies and not-for-profit organisations including large social care providers such as Choice, Mcch and Certitude; mutuals, co-op and social enterprises; international bodies such as Hostelling International; UNICEF UK, Afghanaid and Plan International; local authorities; religious, educational and health charities; royal charter bodies and professional bodies; regeneration campaigning and environmental, and medical bodies.


Trained Vivash Hunt; qualified 1976; worked at North Kensington Law Centre then helped found Hounslow Law Centre; founded Sinclair Taylor & Martin 1981 – later merged with Russell-Cooke to become the charity team. Publications: ‘Russell-Cooke Voluntary Sector Legal Handbook’; ‘The Company Secretaries Handbook for Voluntary Sector Companies’; Principal of Whitecliff Management Consultancy; Trustee of grant-making, educational, information, care and medical charities. Currently Protector of NESTA (formerly the National Endowment for Science Technology and the Arts). Chair of Reside Housing Association; Vice Chair of ShelterBox and Swanage & Purbeck Development Trust; Trustee of Islington Play Association


Charity Law Association.


Grenville College; University of Leicester (BA Social Sciences).

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