Sarah Rowley, Senior Associate
Sarah advises a wide range of charities and not for profit clients on charity law, corporate and commercial matters.
SummarySarah 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
News & Insights
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.
Sarah Rowley provides an update on the topic of 'safeguarding' following recent scandals in the sector.