Although charity law is not a principal part of Elizabeth’s practice, she has been instructed in matters involving charities from time to time over her years in practice and has been a member of the Charity Law Association for many years. She also has extensive experience of the practical difficulties of running a charity, having been a trustee of a variety of trusts related to the Methodist Church. She enjoys the occasional opportunity of combining her work in other fields with her interest in charities.
Elizabeth’s most recent work of this nature has been to advise a small lender which was a charity on the scope of the Regulated Activities Order; to advise a charity on the implications of the Order for a proposed method of fund-raising; and to advise two charitable educational institutions on their powers under their respective constitutions, including their powers to offer bank guarantees. Elizabeth was also a member of the panel of three judges of the Upper Tribunal which decided Independent Schools Council v Charity Commission  Ch 214.