Reema Mathur

Partner
Charity & Social Enterprise Team

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Reema is a Partner in the Charity & Social Enterprise Team. She acts for charities, CICs and social enterprises, ranging from start-ups to historic and international charities.

 

 

 

 

Professional Experience

Reema has practised charity law for nine years. Prior to that, she trained and practised for a number of years at a Magic Circle firm. Her corporate and banking experience provides a commercial underpinning to her understanding of the sector and knowledge of charity law.

Charity & Social Enterprise

She is experienced in a wide range of work:

  • New charity registrations
  • Governance and constitutional issues
  • Incorporation of unincorporated charities
  • Disputes among trustees and between charities and their stakeholders
  • Fundraising
  • Restructurings, mergers and takeovers and collaborative working
  • Trading issues
Women & Girls

Reema has a specialism in advising charities which have a particular emphasis on supporting women and girls, which interest covers a wide range of organisations working in education, health, employment, poverty and many others. She was a trustee of a domestic violence charity for several years, which was not only rewarding but also gave her insight into clients’ perspectives and what they want from their solicitor.

Armed forces charities

Reema also has an interest in armed forces charities. She has supported several to simplify their structures and strengthen their governance, helping them to stay focused on their beneficiaries. Her work for armed forces charities includes advising on incorporation, to reflect the way modern charities operate; alterations to charitable objects to meet veterans’ changing needs; relationships with corporate supporters of armed forces charities; and the occasional dispute.

Charity Law Association

Reema is the Vice Chair of the Charity Law Association, a membership organisation for those who advise on or use charity law. She has been involved in several CLA working parties, which provide technical input to help develop charity law. She is currently chairing the working party which is reviewing proposed changes to the Charity Governance Code and the British Standards Institute’s proposed new Code of Practice. She also participated in the working parties which considered the Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Act 2016 and the Law Commission’s consultation on technical issues in charity law.

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    Recent testimonials

    She is "able to provide strategic advice and guidance, whilst also thinking through the practical realities."

    Chambers - 2019

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    Recent testimonials

    Distinguished by her "hard work and diligence" in charity matters.

    Chambers - 2019

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    Recent testimonials

    “She has been a great help - she provides pragmatic advice and can be relied on to assist at short notice.”

    Chambers - 2017

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