Law firm Blake Morgan has appointed experienced charity lawyer Ben Brice as a legal director, further strengthening its offering within its commercial services division.
Ben, cited as ‘one to watch’ in the charities and not-for-profit category of the Legal 500, qualified in 2000 and has over 10 years’ experience advising on a wide range of charity law issues and associated commercial concerns including governance matters, regulatory, and constitutional issues, charity formation, registration and incorporation, intellectual property licensing, data protection and contract drafting and negotiation. He will join the firm’s offices in the Thames Valley where he will head up Blake Morgan’s charity practice and play a key role in the division’s future growth.
Ben is a trustee of Cancer Support UK, a role he has held for 11 years. He joins the firm from Bircham Dyson Bell LLP and will now work alongside a team who provide expert advice to over 500 charities, not-for-profit and social enterprise organisations in England and Wales.
Alison Paten-Hall, practice group leader for commercial and charities said: ’Ben’s experience in the charities and not-for-profit sector will be an excellent addition to Blake Morgan’s growing team of nationally recognised charity lawyers. I am delighted to welcome him to the firm.’
Ben said: ’Blake Morgan has an excellent reputation in charity law and I am delighted to be joining a team of highly regarded charity experts. I very much look forward to working with its range of clients, from large charities with national and international influence, to locally focused or special purpose charities and being able to contribute to Blake Morgan’s ongoing success.’
Blake Morgan’s Charities team, highly ranked in legal directories, provide a first rate service to charities and voluntary sector charitable companies limited by guarantee, charitable incorporated organisations (CIOs), community interest companies (CICs), Royal Charter bodies, social enterprises and industrial and provident societies (IPSs), associations and trusts and their trustees.