IBB strengthens Charities and Not for Profit Practice
29th September 2010
Jo, who will be based at the firm’s Uxbridge office, joins after nine years at renowned charities practice Farrer & Co LLP, where she was a Partner.
During her time at Farrers, Jo worked on the two largest mergers undertaken in the sector in the last ten years – to form Cancer Research UK and Age UK.
Jo specialises in providing commercial, regulatory, fundraising and governance advice to not-for-profit organisations. She advises on transactional work, including on charity mergers, collaborations, reorganisations and start-ups, as well as undertaking more general advisory work for a broad range of charities and not-for-profit organisations.
Peter Burnett, head of the Charities and Not-for-Profit team comments:
“For too long the charity legal market has been dominated by a few central London-based firms. In these constrained economic times, where charities are forced to cut costs, they need a real alternative source of practical and reliable advice across a range of disciplines. We already offer that alternative but with Jo’s appointment we have enhanced our offering to the sector.”
Jo Coleman adds:
“This is a very exciting opportunity for me. Peter is hugely valued and admired by all his charity clients and I am looking forward to joining the Team and continuing to deliver the excellent client service and practical assistance that IBB’s clients have come to expect. I have been incredibly impressed with IBB and the way in which it is able to deliver real value to its clients. The next few years will be difficult for the sector and I would encourage any charity which is reviewing its legal services to get in touch to discuss how our approach can help your organisation.”
For more information, contact Peter Skinner, Senior Business Development Manager on 01895 207296 or firstname.lastname@example.org.