Clive is a Senior Associate in Stone King’s Charity & Social Enterprise team, advising charities, social enterprises, purpose-led businesses and philanthropists on a wide range of issues. He is a member of Stone King’s specialist Social Finance and International & Cross-Border teams, and a member of the Charity Law Association.
Clive also helps organise the Young Charity Professionals Group, an initiative aimed at bringing together the future leaders of the charity sector, which was founded by Stone King and three other leading professional services providers.
Prior to joining the firm, Clive worked in-house for a public-private Swiss-law foundation established by the World Health Organisation to develop innovative financing solutions for global health issues.
Clive advises charities, social enterprises, purpose-led businesses, sports clubs and philanthropists on a wide range of issues, including:
Clive regularly speaks about social enterprise legal structures, fundraising and social investment, and the duties of charity trustees and directors of social enterprises.
A key component of Clive’s work is with organisations looking to tap into the opportunities that exist for accessing repayable impact finance. Impact finance is finance provided to charities, social enterprises and social businesses with the aim of generating a positive social or environmental impact alongside a financial return. Impact finance can be structured in any variety of ways and legal advisers, investors and intermediaries have a vital role to play in growing the sector and helping purpose-led organisations access this type of funding. Too often, good ideas are abandoned because of the perceived complexities in funding and implementation. At Stone King, the oft-repeated phrase is “structure follows purpose” – get your business plan and funding in place and we can help you structure it in the way that is best for you.
Together with others in Stone King’s Social Finance team, Clive is a regular contributor to the Stone King Blog.
Clive is English-French bilingual. He read law at University College London and Université Paris II Panthéon-Assas, and completed his Legal Practice Course at the University of Law (London Bloomsbury).
In his free time Clive coaches the University of London Ice-Hockey Club’s 1st team, having played the sport competitively from a young age. A keen skier, he spends the winter months looking forward to his next snow fix – and the summer months looking forward to the winter months!