18 Sep 2014
Partner and senior counsel, Bates Wells Braithwaite
Stephen Lloyd was a partner and senior counsel at Bates Wells Braithwaite. He died in August, 2014. He had particular expertise in the interface between charities and trading.
He was an author and presenter of numerous articles and seminars, and an adviser to CAF's Venturesome Investment Fund. He was a former chairman of the Charity Law Association and chairman of CaSE, LifeHaus Plc and the Centre for Innovation in Voluntary Action.
Lloyd was instrumental in creating the Community Interest Company legal structure.
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English charities which are subsidiaries of foreign organisations must make their own decisions, explains Stephen Lloyd.
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