William Colacicchi > Browne Jacobson LLP > Nottingham, England > Lawyer Profile

Browne Jacobson LLP

Work Department

Private clients, trusts and charities.


Partner, William, is a highly experienced charity lawyer, dealing with charities at a high level and with the necessary experience to provide comprehensive and reassuring advice to trustees and members.

He has been involved with most aspects of charity law, especially charity mergers, governance and constitutional reviews.

He is a former trustee of the Amy Winehouse Foundation and a trustee of Baron Davenport’s Charity and Nottingham Hospital Charity.  He is also the former chairman of the Association of NHS Charities.


Trainee and assistant solicitor, Colombotti & Partners 1980; qualified 1982; joined Willcox Lane, Clutterbuck, 1985; joined Browne Jacobson 2002, partner and head of department; senior partner 2008.


  • Qualified member of the Society of Trusts & Estates Practitioners (STEP)
  • Charity Law Association – member
  • Baron Davenport’s Charity – trustee since 2002 and chairman since 2014
  • Kate Wilson Oliver Trust – trustee
  • Association of NHS Charities (the representative body for NHS charities in England & Wales) chairman until February 2015 and ongoing Council member
  • Nottingham University Hospitals’ Charity – chairman
  • Bank of England Nottingham Business Panel 


Ampleforth College; Exeter University; College of Law.

Lawyer Rankings

East Midlands > Private client > Agriculture and estates

The ‘highly recommended’ team at Browne Jacobson LLP is ‘capable and available whenever needed’. A broad cross-section of services is provided by the group, with it offering specialist advice on insurance, renewable energy and regulatory matters, and also providing assistance with transactions and strategic land developments. Robert Wofinden and William Colacicchi jointly lead the group, which counts a number of public sector entities as key clients in its roster. Tim Edds is a new arrival, having previously served as in-house counsel at the Welsh Government.