Ann was Chair of Stone King for six years, until 2020.
Her work encompasses all varieties of charity and social enterprise structures, advice on constitutional and governance issues, mergers and restructuring, trading and commercial relationships, dealings with the Charity Commission and other regulators and international operation and arrangements. She also has considerable experience of military charities, as well as heritage and fine arts organisations and endowed charities of all kinds, many of long establishment, including Royal Charter charities.
Ann completed a successful term of office as Chairman of the Charity Law Association (2011 to 2014), having previously served as Deputy Chairman. Ann is also a Trustee of the Poetry Society which was founded in 1909 to promote a ‘more general recognition and appreciation of poetry’.
Ann is a regular contributor of articles to the charities press and a frequent speaker on charity matters.
"very experienced and knowledgeable,
"She has a very good understanding of our business and is aware of the current issues affecting our sector."
Client Feeback in Chambers, 2021
"calm, immensely knowledgeable, authoritative, reassuring to clients and practical," and "she is renowned for her expertise and good judgement."
Client feedback in Chambers - 2020
"Her client service is excellent, she's a very good listener and she provides up-to-date, knowledgeable advice."
Chambers - 2019
Ann Phillips is held by commentators to be "clearly one of the leading practitioners in charity law in the UK." Her clients "really value the help and advice she's given us, both nationally and locally - she's always keen to help and assist."
Chambers - 2013
Ann Phillips is described as "lucid not only on paper but also in person". An "authoritative market presence"
Chambers - 2014
Clients are equally impressed with the "thorough and comprehensive" advice she provides on complex charity law matters: "She has striven to understand our business and has acted as an effective conduit, connecting us with the right people in the team to advise us on various issues."
Chambers - 2015
Sources describe her as "very knowledgeable and practical" and "a main name in charity law" and a "serious figure in the sector," who garners considerable respect from peers.
Chambers - 2016