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Penelope Byatt

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Penelope advises charities and not-for-profit organisations on a wide range of constitutional and governance matters.

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About

Penelope has extensive experience in advising charities and not-for-profit organisations on a wide range of constitutional and governance matters, including changes to governing documents, mergers and incorporations. She regularly advises charities on trading issues and arrangements with their trading subsidiaries. Penelope also has considerable experience in advising on the establishment of new charities and their registration with the Charity Commission. She enjoys providing training to charity trustees and working with charities to improve their governance arrangements. Penelope advises on charity law issues relating to the administration of grant-making charities, including grant-making policies, grant conditions and investment powers. Penelope is a member of the Charity Law Association.

Penelope is admitted to practise in England & Wales

Experience

  • Advising a hospice charity on charity law issues arising from the restructuring of arrangements with its trading subsidiary
  • Advising a religious charity on the release of permanent endowment funds from restrictions on expenditure
  • Advising independent schools on constitutional and governance issues, including issues relating to restricted funds
  • Acting as Secretary to a large grant-making charity

Recognition

  • Chambers-2024-Penelope-Byatt
  • uk-rising-star-2021

Our thinking

  • Pro bono assistance to form charity supporting former Afghan interpreters in British Army

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    Insights

  • Why has the Charity Commission’s draft Guidance on ‘Charities and Social Media’ raised concerns in the sector?

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    Quick Reads

  • The Telegraph quotes Penelope Byatt on the proposed sale of the Trevalga estate

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    In The Press

  • Pro bono assistance to register charity supporting families living with Long Covid

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    News

  • COVID-19 Food4Heroes

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    News

  • COVID-19: Charity Update

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    Insights

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