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Kate Parkinson Kate Parkinson

Kate Parkinson

Senior Associate

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Kate is an experienced charity lawyer who is also a charity trustee, has volunteered with charities throughout her life, and has been in-house counsel at a large national charity.

She advises charities and not-for-profits from inception, through their onward compliance and regulatory concerns, right through to their winding up or merger. This includes guiding organisations in constitutional and governance matters, as well as providing fundraising and grant making advice. Kate also advises individuals in their philanthropic aspirations.

Kate has worked with a wide range of charities and not-for-profits including internationally franchised charities, independent schools and social enterprises working in areas from the arts to impact investment. Kate looks to provide commercially sound, pragmatic advice which provides charities and not-for-profits with the tools and clear strategy they need to reach their potential, in pursuit of their charitable and social aims.

Kate is a member of the Charity Law Association’s Executive Committee and has been ranked in the Legal 500 for charities and not-for-profits, which cites her as a name to note, with clients valuing her as a trusted advisor and commending her as ‘knowledgeable, trustworthy and professional’.

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Career Highlights

  • General advisor and company secretary to a large social enterprise managing a regional development fund of £10 million
  • Managing a number of strategic reviews and mergers for high profile independent schools
  • Advising on the setting up of a number of charities, large and small, including a NESTA funded charity looking to protect green space across the UK
  • Navigating the French legal system and the regulatory requirements of the Charity Commission for England and Wales to save a £16 million legacy for a charity
  • Advising on amendments to a Royal Charter