Anne-Marie Piper is a partner at law firm Farrer & Co, where she specialises in charity law. Her job involves acting for sponsors of new charities, directors, trustees and officers of existing charities and other not-for-profit bodies, as well as individuals and companies wishing to make charitable gifts or do business with charities.
She is also well known for her handling of Charity Commission investigations and acting, for and against, Charity Commission-appointed receivers and managers. Founder, former secretary and now chairman of the Charity Law Association, Anne-Marie also lectures and writes regularly on charity law subjects.
She trained at Richards Butler and was called to the Bar in 1980. She joined the private client department at Richards Butler in 1983, then requalified as solicitor and became a partner at Richards Butler in 1989. She then moved to Paisner & Co to head up its charities group from 1994 to 2001, and joined Farrer & Co in 2001.