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Sarah Rowley, Partner

Sarah Rowley leads the firm’s Charity, Philanthropy and Not-for-Profit team advising a wide variety of charities and not for profit bodies.

Sarah Rowley, Partner

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Sarah Rowley leads the firm’s Charity, Philanthropy and Not-for-Profit team advising a wide variety of charities and not for profit bodies. She is a regular speaker at our popular Charity Training sessions, records podcasts on sector issues and also speaks at external conferences and seminars. Sarah advises on governance, regulation, structuring, change management, strategic issues, fundraising, constitutional matters and mergers and collaborations involving charities. Sarah is a member of the Charity Law Association and has published articles in several charity sector publications and has first-hand experience working for a charity, as she spent the first two years of her professional life working for an international aid charity.

Sarah has worked with a number of charities including RNLI, Samaritans, Dementia UK, City & Guilds of London Institute, Autistica, Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund and the National Museum of the Royal Navy.

Sarah is recognised as ‘up and coming’ in Chambers UK, a ‘next generation partner’ in Legal 500 and ‘top recommended’ in the Spear’s 500.

Sarah is admitted to practise in England and Wales.

Experience

  • Conducting governance reviews for a number of well-known charities
  • Acting on charity mergers and collaborations between charities and third parties both inside and outside the sector
  • Helping founders to establish new charities and advising on the restructuring of existing charities and dealings with the Charity Commission as regulator
  • Advising several large national “household name” charities (including some incorporated by Royal Charter) on a wide variety of issues including significant changes to their governing documents
  • Providing support at board meetings and advising on the role and responsibilities of charity trustees
  • Providing bespoke client training

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