Brabners bolsters charity sector support

Fri, September 28th, 2018

Leading independent legal practice Brabners has strengthened its specialist...

Leading independent legal practice Brabners has strengthened its specialist charity practice with the appointment of partner Robert Nieri in its Manchester office.

Robert has more than 14 years’ experience in charity law and specialises in governance, commercial agreements, risk management, fundraising and dispute resolution. He joins from Freeths, where he was national head of charities.

A Legal 500-recommended lawyer, Robert supports a broad range of charity and not-for-profit clients across the UK. This has included advising organisations such as the RSPB, Blue Cross, the British Psychological Society and the Woodland Trust.

Stephen Claus, head of charity at Brabners, said: “Charities are facing a period of unprecedented change. From GDPR to the new rules around automatic disqualification, there are a myriad of challenges facing the sector and we’re seeing increased demand as organisations look to navigate these choppy waters.

“To ensure we continue to provide the highest quality service and have the capacity to meet this demand, it’s vital that we invest in our team. Robert is a specialist with a skill-set that is rare to find in the North West. His expertise will add significant strength to our practice and enable us to consolidate our service in Manchester. This puts us in an even stronger position to support the needs of charities in the North West and further afield.”

Robert added: “Brabners’ charity team is the only practice in the North West with experts specialising full-time in charity law. The team is regarded as one of the best in its field, with a broad client base and national focus. I’m looking forward to hitting the ground running and working closely with Stephen and the team as we continue to support the needs of our charity clients across the UK.”

Brabners is independently recognised as the leading charities and not-for-profit practice in the North West. The team provides a full suite of services and supports clients including the Coal Industry Social Welfare Organisation, Shaw Trust, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA), National Football Museum, North West Air Ambulance and Autism Initiatives.

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