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Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP

ST ANN'S WHARF, 112 QUAYSIDE, NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, NE1 3DX, ENGLAND
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Work 0345 415 0000
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Fax 0344 984 1501
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61191 NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
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www.womblebonddickinson.com

Emma Moody

Tel:
Work 0191 230 8823
Email:
Web:
www.womblebonddickinson.com
Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP

Work Department

Charities and Not for Proft

Position

Emma is a partner and head of the firm's charities and not for profit team.

Emma’s clients are both national (Addaction, Katie Piper Foundation, Children in Need, Crisis UK) and regional (Mental Health Matters, Gateshead College, St John of God Hospitaller Services); and she has provided support to trustees and senior management on a variety of legal issues ranging from governance reviews and restructuring exercises, incorporations and mergers, fundraising trading and tax, and compliance with regulatory requirements. Emma is also an approved Interim Manager, appointed by the Charity Commission on cases where there are regulatory concerns relating to a charity.

Emma's clients benefit from comprehensive advice in areas such as employment and pensions, data protection, property and health and safety.

Emma's approach is to understand what her clients wish to achieve, so she can deliver excellent technical advice, but in a straightforward and commercial manner, focusing on solutions and outcomes.

Emma has worked on a number of college mergers resulting from a consolidation of the FE sector, she has acted as Interim Manager for a charity in relation to high profile safeguarding concerns, and is Interim Manager for a charity with internal governance issues to resolve. Emma is supporting a large membership body in its move to independence (creating an entirely new constitutional and governance framework) and is working with a significant national charity looking to develop its partnership arrangements with commercial fundraising partners.

Emma is immersed in the sector through her trustee roles, through her interaction with umbrella bodies and regulators. She is a regular speaker at events on issues affecting the sector, and is a member of bodies including ACEVO, CFG and AoC.

Career

Trained and qualified at Farrer & Co 2002-07; solicitor, Dickinson Dees 2007; associate, Dickinson Dees 2009; director Dickinson Dees 2011; (head of team from 2012); Bond Dickinson on merger 2013; partner, Bond Dickinson 2014; partner, Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP on combination 2017. Trustee of Melete Foundation, Clerk Gateshead College.

Member

Charity Law Association, Association of Colleges, ACEVO, CFG.


London: Private client

Charities and not-for-profit

Within: Charities and not-for-profit

Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP is well equipped to service clients nationally through its various offices and also has an international reach through its transatlantic partner. Key strengths include advising on regulatory matters in addition to mergers, hive offs, fundraising and on other group structures for charities. It is also skilled at providing governance advice on constitutional matters. Key sector expertise lies in education, health and care as well as religious charities where it particularly advises Roman Catholic charities and charities in the Jewish community. Jo Coleman and Emma Moody are highly regarded.

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London: Public sector

Education: institutions

Within: Education: institutions

Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP has a large offering for its higher education clients, regularly acting in academy transfers and mergers. Head of charities Emma Moody is a key name to note, as well as Craig Moore, who stands out for his commercial property advice to schools. Christina Tolvas-Vincent is experienced in handling employment matters pertaining to dismissals, discrimination and management issues. Kevin Robertson, who regularly advises schools and colleges, is also a key contact.

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Education: schools

Within: Next Generation Partners

Emma Moody - Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP

Within: Education: schools

Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP's national education team is overseen by Newcastle-based Kevin Robertson and has vast expertise in conversions, transfers, complex mergers and governance matters. Head of charity law Emma Moody is 'excellent' in handling restructuring matters and undertaking advisory work for public sector clients, and Iain Greenshields has significant experience in procurement projects. The group is noted for advising high-profile national clients on major mergers. Other members of the team include charity law specialist Samantha Pritchard and Esther Masisi, who advises public sector clients.

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North: Private client

Charities and not-for-profit

Within: Leading individuals

Emma Moody - Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP

Within: Charities and not-for-profit

Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP is known for its work for education, healthcare and religious charities, as well as particular expertise in transactional matters. The ‘solicitor par excellenceEmma Moody leads the practice and is ‘energised and positive’ as well as ‘well networked’ in the area. Her team includes managing associate Samantha Pritchard, who specialises in advising on the complex area where charity law and public law coincide, offering ‘clear and reassuring advice.'

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