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.
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
- Restructurings, mergers and takeovers and collaborative working
- Trading issues
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.
Reema is on the Executive Committee of the Charity Law Association, a membership organisation for those who advise on or use charity law. Reema co-chaired the CLA’s annual conference in October 2016 and was the lead conference chair in 2017. She has also participated in a number of CLA working parties, which provide technical input to help develop charity law. The most recent of these include the working parties on the new Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Act 2016 and the Law Commission’s consultation on technical issues in charity law.
Reema trained and practised for a number of years at a Magic Circle firm, before specialising in charity law. Her corporate and banking experience provides a commercial underpinning to her understanding of the sector and knowledge of charity law.