Laura Sherratt

Contact details

0118 955 3029


Laura Sherratt handled our needs with professionalism, attentiveness and flexibility. We were delighted with the outcome.

Legal 500, 2024

Laura is an Associate in our Commercial Services team based in the Thames Valley, with a particular focus on advising charities.

Main areas of practice

Laura advises clients on a range of commercial, governance and regulatory issues including charitable incorporation, registration and dissolution, charitable mergers and acquisitions, academy conversions and transfers, grants, sponsorship and collaboration agreements, and working with the Charity Commission, the DfE and other regulators in the sector.


Laura regularly advises charities, public bodies, academies and schools, social enterprises, registered societies and other not-for-profit organisations.



Laura graduated with First Class Honours in History and Politics from the University of Warwick and obtained distinctions in the GDL and LPC at the University of Law, London.

Prior to qualifying as a commercial solicitor, Laura provided pro bono legal services at the National Centre for Domestic Violence and also served for a year as President of the Junior Lawyers Division for Kent & East Sussex.

Contact details

0118 955 3029



Significant Experience

  • Advising public bodies, local authorities and providers in the health and leisure sectors on the terms of commercial agreements, tenders and procurement contracts
  • Drafting and advising on agency and distribution framework agreements for large private sector companies
  • Providing general governance advice to charities of various structures including registration, drafting articles and other constitutional documents and advising on trustee duties
  • Advising businesses on appropriate terms and conditions for B2B and B2C contracts
  • Conducting commercial due diligence on corporate and financing projects including restructures, mergers and acquisitions


"It is a pleasure to work with Laura. I appreciate her wise counsel and responsiveness."

Board Chair, International NGO

Insights by Laura


8 August - Laura Sherratt

The Charity Commission produced new Guidance aiming to provide greater clarity and confidence for trustees in relation to the investment decisions they make on behalf of charities. The new Guidance,...

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19 July - Laura Sherratt

Safeguarding specialists at Blake Morgan recorded a webinar to keep you up-to-date on the latest for schools and academy trusts.

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1 December - Laura Sherratt

As you may recall from our blog in May 2022, an important ruling was made in the case of Butler-Sloss and others v Charity Commission earlier this year, clarifying the...

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