Laura Sherratt

Senior Solicitor
Contact details

0118 955 3029

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Laura is a Senior Solicitor 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.

Clients

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

Expertise

Career

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

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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

Insights by Laura


newsletters

19 February - Laura Sherratt

We hope this e-bulletin finds you safe and well during this difficult time. With the UK being plunged into a third lockdown at the start of 2021, many feel a...

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newsletters

18 December - Laura Sherratt

We hope this latest e-bulletin finds you safe and well during this holiday season. This is our final edition of our newsletter for 2020, a year that nobody will forget...

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articles

16 December - Laura Sherratt

The Charity Commission has updated its Coronavirus Guidance for charities, which sets out some helpful advice for trustees running a charity during the coronavirus pandemic.

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