Head of charities group, Farrer & Co from 2001
Anne-Marie Piper is head of the charities group at Farrer & Co law firm, and specialises in charity law. She acts for sponsors of new charities, directors, trustees and officers of existing charities and other not-for-profit bodies and individuals and companies wishing to make charitable gifts or do business with charities.
She joined Farrer & Co in 2001, and is founder, former secretary and former chair of the Charity Law Association.
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It is a fundamental principle of charity law that charities must be independent. In the final part of a three-part series Anne-Marie Piper and James Maloney examine some of the issues that arise when charities have a close relationship with third parties.
In the second part of a three-part series Anne-Marie Piper and James Maloney examine some of the issues that arise when the principle of independence becomes tested in collaborations.
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It is a fundamental principle of charity law that charities must be independent. In a three-part series Anne-Marie Piper and James Maloney examine some of the issues that arise when the principle of independence becomes tested.
"Charities badly need the social investment market to get off the ground and at the moment that’s incredibly difficult," said Anne-Marie Piper, charity partner at Farrer & Co, speaking at the Civil Society Question Time debate in Westminster yesterday.
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Anne-Marie Piper completes her overview of the governance and other issues arising for charities wishing or needing to trade.