Harriet specialises in charity law and advises a variety of organisations including charitable incorporated organisations, charitable trusts, charitable companies and charitable unincorporated associations in respect of their governance and regulation.
She is very experienced in delivering trustee training to charity trustees and contributes to workshops and seminars to promote best practice in governance alongside Gerry Morrison at a range of sector conferences.
Harriet is passionate about working within the charity and voluntary sector with the aim of helping trustees and charity and not for profit CEO’s achieve their organisations’ missions and to fulfil their legal duties to promote excellent governance and successfully complete projects.
"Harriet’s friendly approachable manner gave our organisation the confidence to embark on what initially seemed like a complex legal pathway to become a Charitable Incorporated Organisation. Harriet used her knowledge of the Charitable not-for-profit sector to ensure that we completed the necessary documentation required by several different regulatory bodies in a timely and orderly manner. Her advice and guidance ensured that the correct information was provided at each stage. Harriet always responded to our queries in a timely and supportive manner and ensured that she explained options available in terms we understood. Her interest and commitment to our organisation throughout the process made us feel extremely well-supported and her attention to detail and professionalism meant that the process was successfully completed."Jenny Stamford Trustee Scarborough and District Mencap
Harriet is a Senior Solicitor who was educated locally and attended the University of Hull where she graduated with an LLB in 2015. Completing her Legal Practice Course at The University of Law in Leeds, she joined Rollits in September 2017 as a trainee, and was promoted to the role of solicitor in the Charities team upon admission in September 2017.
Harriet works alongside other legal experts at the firm to provide expert advice to serve charities with a wide range of legal needs including property and land transactions and compliance with the statutory charity land disposal procedures, the creation of new charities and charity registrations, risk management and mitigation and the filing of serious incident reports with The Charity Commission.
She regularly advises charities and social enterprises in respect of complex structural issues including incorporations, the transfers of assets and undertakings to realise incorporations or charity mergers. Harriet also advises charity trustees and charity founders about which type of charity structure to adopt. she is fully familiar with other legal structures available to non-profit distributing organisations such as the Community Interest Company and Community Benefit Society and guides clients through all of the available options to make an informed decision.
Professional memberships & accreditations
- Member of the Charity Law Association.