Rosamund  McCarthy

Rosamund McCarthy

Partner, Bates Wells Braithwaite

Rosamund McCarthy is a partner at Bates, Wells and Braithwaite where she specalises in charity law. Her areas of expertise include governance reviews, trading subsidiaries, fundraising agreements and sponsorships, cause-related marketing, face-to-face, lotteries and mergers.

She is also a regular lecturer and trainer on governance, fundraising, philanthropy and funding for the Directory of Social Change, OnBoard and Jordans. She was the founder and first chair of Poet in the City, and has also worked in a professional capacity as member or trustee of a variety of other organisations and councils, including the Cornwall Voluntary Sector Forum, NCVO advisory committees on terrorism and campaigning, the steering committee of National Poetry Day, the Small Charities Coalition, Acevo Women’s Interest Group and Free Word.

McCarthy co-authored the Fundraiser’s Guide to the Law and contributed to Jordans' Charities Administration Manual

She is engaged to NCVO chief executive Sir Stuart Etherington.

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Charities represent the public and must not be silenced on political issues

Rosamund McCarthy says this election shows that charities must have more freedom to speak out on political issues.

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