Welcome to LinC

Lawyers in Charities (also known as LinC) was originally founded over 20 years ago by a small group of in-house lawyers working at UK charities, as a shared space for deliberating legal issues, networking, and the sharing of ideas.  It has now become the go-to forum for in-house charity lawyers, with over 350 members from over 150 UK charities. LinC aims to provide support for charities by providing knowledge and support for in-house lawyers or those individuals who are performing a legal function within their charity in the sector. We look to share knowledge and networking opportunities and become more influential and more of a recognised voice in the work that we do.

The LinC Committee

Ricardo Gomes Da Silva

Ricardo is a practicing solicitor who worked in private practice for 6 years, before going in-house at an international property development company. Read More

Jamie Evans

Jamie is the Assistant General Counsel of Room to Read, an education non-profit based in 20 countries worldwide. Read More

Lucy Morgan

Lucy is Associate Director of Legal, Compliance and Governance at Breast Cancer Now. Lucy is currently a trustee of Gingerbread, vice-chair of trustees at Upswing Read More

Jess Neville

Jess joined Macmillan Cancer Support’s legal team in July 2022 and has really enjoyed the move in-house and the massive support that LinC provides. Read More

Rob Carter

Rob is a solicitor with several years’ experience working in the education and charity sectors, at first in private practice Read More

Louisa Reay

Louisa originally qualified as a corporate lawyer before moving to in-house commercial roles. Read More

Asif Shakoor

Asif is a highly effective, proactive and driven lawyer with extensive legal and public policy experience gained within charity Read More

Zoe Ballantyne

Zoe originally qualified as an IP lawyer in the Life Sciences practice at Ashursts, before moving in house to the Wellcome Trust Read More

Susan Gent

Susan is currently General Counsel and Company Secretary at the Royal Albert Hall.  Susan qualified as a solicitor at Masons solicitors (now Pinsent Masons). Read More

Abra Edwards

Abra is a US qualified lawyer and is the Head of Legal Compliance and DPO for Save the Children Fund (UK). Read More

Marianne Liebmann

Marianne is Head of Legal (job-share) at Teach First and is a keen advocate of job-sharing to help bring balance to busy lawyers’ lives. Read More

We help lawyers communicate and share knowledge

Lawyers in Charities (or LinC) is a membership organisation run by and for legal professionals working for registered UK charities.

We help in-house lawyers working in the charity sector to communicate, network and share knowledge by offering a range of support and tools.

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