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Russell-Cooke LLP

Living Wage
8 BEDFORD ROW, LONDON, WC1R 4BX, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7405 6566
Fax:
Fax 020 7831 2565
DX:
11 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
Email:
Web:
www.russell-cooke.co.uk

Chris Rowse

Tel:
Work +44 (0)20 8394 6438
Email:
Web:
www.russell-cooke.co.uk/people/chris-rowse/
Russell-Cooke LLP

Work Department

Charity and social business

Position

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.

Career

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.

Member

Charity Law Association

Education

Chris has a degree in law and history from Trinity Hall, Cambridge (2002)


London: Private client

Charities and not-for-profit

Within: 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.

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