Rachel Holmes

Rachel Holmes

Rachel Holmes is a professional support lawyer at Farrer & Co specialising in charity and community matters.

She sits with the charity and community team, where she provides technical legal support to the team and lectures (both internally and externally) on charity law issues.  She has particular expertise in social enterprise and the Charities Act 2006.

Rachel trained in charity law at Bates Wells & Braithwaite and joined Farrer & Co in 2001 after working at Paisner & Co. She is a member of the executive committee of the Charity Law Association.

 

 

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Technical briefing: New Data Protection Act penalties

New powers for the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) to impose monetary penalties of up to £500,000 for serious breaches of the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) came into force on 6 April. Rachel Holmes explains.

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Values underpin the Samaritans' strategy

13 Jul 2015

As she prepares to stand down as chief executive, Catherine Johnstone outlines the way that Samaritans’...

A closer look at VAT and direct mail

10 Jul 2015

The Charity Tax Group's John Hemming examines the ins and outs of direct mail and VAT legislation.

No excuse for late filing of annual accounts

10 Jul 2015

Don Bawtree takes a look at the rules surrounding the late filing of financial accounts.

Could charities face more challenges over legacies?

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On Monday the court of appeal awarded £164,000 to the estranged daughter of a woman who left her entire...

Behind the scenes at Kids Company

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Earlier this year, Kids Company was already under pressure over claims it mismanaged staff and finances....

Camila Batmanghelidjh: I never wanted to run Kids Company

23 Jul 2015

After a year of controversy, Kids Company announced that its founder, Camila Batmanghelidjh, would step...

Transforming board leadership at the Education Support Network

4 Jul 2015

Three years after starting a governance restructuring programme, key players at the Education Support...

Financial irregularities: too much trust on the board

3 Jul 2015

Can a trustee board be too trusting of its executive team? Two experts give their advice for a charity...

Developing a well-crafted board

1 Jul 2015

David Spence, acting chair of Debra, describes why the charity moved from a fully elected board to a...