Sarah Rowley, Partner
Sarah advises a wide range of charities and not for profit clients on charity law, corporate and commercial matters.
AboutSarah advises a wide range of charities and not for profit clients on charity law, corporate and commercial matters. She is a regular speaker at our popular Trustee Training sessions and also speaks at external conferences and seminars, including as a guest speaker on the Charities Management MA course at St Mary's University London. 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 is admitted to practise in England and Wales.
- Advising on a number of 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
- advising independent schools on charity law matters and assisting schools converting to become Academy Trusts and Multi Academy Trusts
Doing Business Responsibly: Food & Beverage
A return to growth will be a priority post-pandemic for F&B businesses, and doing business responsibly could help you to achieve it
Setting up a charitable foundation and sustainable investment
Heather Maizels and Sarah Rowley discuss aspects of philanthropy, including setting up a charitable foundation and sustainable investments
Our pro bono work is helping to feed NHS workers nationwide fighting COVID-19.
COVID-19: Charity Update
COVID-19 has placed charities and not-for-profits under financial pressure, yet their role is more important than ever.
Charles Russell Speechlys promotes nine to Partner
Charles Russell Speechlys has promoted nine lawyers to Partner, effective 1 May 2019.
Automatic disqualification: the rules change on 1 August 2018
Charities should have systems in place to check whether any of their trustees or senior managers will now be disqualified.
Creative use of your inspiring venues to raise funds
Once regular visiting hours are over, are you making the most of your carefully curated gallery?
Sarah Rowley provides an update on the topic of 'safeguarding' following recent scandals in the sector.
Charities’ wrongs – can the law remedy them?
Sarah Rowley was recently quoted in The Times in an article focussing on the Oxfam GB case in Haiti.
Sarah Rowley comments in The Times on whether the law can right charities' wrongs
Fundraising: the new dawn
The Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Act 2016 amends fundraising provisions in previous Acts and introduces new requirements.