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Rosie Brass

Senior Solicitor

Rosie advises charities and not-for-profit organisations on charity law and commercial matters. 

She deals with the formation and registration of new charities, the incorporation of existing charities and specific governance, regulatory and operational issues affecting charities such as constitutional changes and compliance, trustees’ duties, safeguarding, trading activities, grant-making and Charity Commission investigations.

Rosie also has a particular interest in assisting her clients with their contractual arrangements and negotiations, and has worked on charity mergers and joint ventures

Rosie further specialises in data protection law and handles intellectual property matters, in particular trade mark registrations and licences, for her third sector clients. 

She has considerable experience of liaising with the Charity Commission as well as other regulators (Companies House, the Information Commissioner’s Office and the United Kingdom Intellectual Property Office) and is a member of the Charity Law Association. 

Career:  Trained and qualified at Blandy & Blandy LLP 2006 to 2016;  joined IBB in July 2016.

Key dates:  LLB (Hons) University of Bristol (2:1) 2004; Legal Practice Course, Nottingham Law School (Distinction) 2006; qualified as a Solicitor in 2008.

Legal 500 in 2018 says:

"IBB (Iliffes Booth Bennett) draws its charities and not-for-profit offering from across the firm's property, corporate and commercial, employment and dispute resolution practices, enabling it to handle the full range of issues for its clients, which include national charities. The practice has particular strength in depth in the regulated care sector and acts for a number of medical charities, including Arthritis Research, on governance, regulatory and commercial issues. Also recommended [is] Rosie Brass, who is noted for her regulatory and governance expertise".

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