Penningtons Manches LLP fields 'a strong team with a lot of experience in this area of law, particularly contentious charity law work'. Major clients include Oxford colleges, universities, academy schools, trusts and further education colleges.
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Penningtons Manches LLP ‘has geared up its charities/not-for-profit offering to a level equal to that of the rest of the firm. It has got off to a flying start with a remarkably strong client set that has been attracted by a stellar team’. Head of department Alison Talbot has ‘exactly the right combination of steely strength, a very deep understanding of not just charity law but the way charities work, and complete sensitivity to her clients’ objects’. ‘Hugely popular’ senior associate Philip Collins is ‘a seasoned litigator who has a wealth of experience and very sound judgement’. The firm advises on a wide range of governance, regulatory and legacy matters. Key clients include the RSPCA and the People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals.
The ‘approachable and knowledgeable’ team at Penningtons Manches LLP has ‘established its excellence in the not-for-profit sector’ and ‘has attracted strong support from a number of important national charities’.
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