One word that I would use to describe their team is 'pragmatic'. They always look for the practical solution.

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Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP has ‘national coverage, with quality offerings in all offices’.

‘They have a solid understanding of the charity industry and so were able to support our organisation through a turbulent time due to Covid-19.’

Daff Richardson is very approachable, practical, and displays great experience. Sam Rose provides consistently excellent advice.’

Senior associate Sophie Whitbread has 'exceptional organisational skills' and frequently assists education institutions and charities with the management of employees.

The Legal 500 - 2022 edition

Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP advises a diverse range of clients, including educational institutions and training providers, public service and membership organisations, and ecclesiastical and faith-based organisations, as well as private individuals and philanthropic bodies. The team’s expertise spans constitutional and governance advice through to serious incident reporting and safeguarding issues. Other strengths lie in advising on data protection and complex legacy disputes. 

The Legal 500 - 2021 edition

Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP acts for charitable organisations such as educational institutions and membership organisations, disability charities and registered social landlords. The multi-disciplinary practice advises on a broad range of matters including governance, corporate and commercial, real estate, public law, legacy disputes and employment matters. Henrietta Mason, Daff Richardson and Hilary Aldred are the key contacts.

The Legal 500 - 2020 edition

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.

The Legal 500 - 2019 edition

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Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with registered number OC311575 and is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

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