Charities and social enterprise specialist lawyer joins Birketts
1 November 2016
Liz Brownsell has joined Birketts as a Senior Associate in the Corporate Services division and will specialise in three core areas: charities, education and social enterprise.
Liz is a member of the Charity Law Association and has had an active interest in the development of the sector for several years. She has broad experience of a range of non-contentious matters affecting charities, including setting up and incorporation, mergers, corporate structuring and restructuring. Her far-reaching sector knowledge also extends to governance, commercial arrangements and contracts, trading and charity retail. In addition, Liz deals with matters involving the Charity Commission (including investigations), fundraising, releasing permanent endowment and other restricted funds, and general charity law.
Commenting on her appointment, Liz said: “Birketts is widely recognised as one of the leading UK law firms and is regularly listed in the top bandings in the directories for charities and not-for-profit legal work. I’m delighted to be joining this successful team and look forward to helping to take Birketts’ Charities and Social Enterprise offering forward.”
Sara Sayer, Head of Birketts’ Charities Team commented: “Liz’s appointment is a significant fillip to our charities and not-for-profit service. Liz leads on non-contentious work within the firm-wide charities and social enterprise team. As well as having extensive charity sector experience, Liz has specific expertise advising on academy conversions and providing post-conversion support: an area that she will develop at Birketts.”
Liz is based at the firm’s Ipswich office but supports colleagues across Birketts’ four offices: Cambridge, Chelmsford, Ipswich and Norwich.
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