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Posted 11 July 2017
byPaul Kelly

James Evans appointed Head of Charities and Social Enterprise team

After a very successful first six months at Tozers, James Evans has been promoted to the Head of the Charities and Social Enterprise team.

James is a leading charity and social enterprise law specialist, with over 20 years’ experience of supporting organisations in these sectors across the South West and beyond, including several national and international organisations. He also works regularly with academies, further education colleges, universities and independent schools.

James specialises in dealing with governance and constitutional issues, charity law compliance, establishing new charities and social enterprises, corporate transactions such as mergers, collaborations and restructurings, and fundraising and trading issues. He has also advised on many academy school conversions and re-brokerings.

James recently led the Tozers team, which advised national charity Farming and Countryside Education (FACE) in its merger with LEAF (Linking Environment and Farming), another leading farming and food educational charity, and he sees a growing trend in like-minded charities joining together as a means of increasing their impact.

He is an active member of the Charity Law Association, a school governor and a member of the certification panel which adjudicates on awards of the Social Enterprise Mark.

James takes over the role from Richard King, and like Richard, is a ranked lawyer for Charities UK-wide in the legal directory Chambers UK 2016. The 2016 edition says: “He is extremely knowledgeable in charity law matters, and is extremely practical.”

On announcing James’ promotion, Richard comments: “We are delighted that James has taken over as Head of the Charities and Social Enterprise team. His knowledge and strength coincides with our growth strategy and adds value to the high-quality service we provide to our clients especially charities, social enterprises and schools. With James taking the lead, we look forward to further development within these sectors.”

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Paul Kelly

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