Jonathan advises on a wide variety of commercial and constitutional issues affecting charities and is the first point of contact for many charity chief executives. He has assisted a number of charities with Charity Commission schemes and other regulatory issues relating to their activities. He has considerable expertise in a number of specialised areas including NHS charity regulation, impact investment and has worked with charities of all shapes and sizes in improving their governance systems and developing their legal frameworks. Jonathan has also built up a significant practice advising on fundraising, direct mail solicitations and sponsorship opportunities.
Jonathan has a particular expertise in advising charities which operate internationally, in particular in helping overseas charities develop their franchise within the UK or UK charities with their cross border activities, often by a subsidiary or dual qualified charity.
Jonathan Brinsden - 'He is extraordinarily knowledgeable and has a huge understanding of charities and their governance.'
Chambers & Partners UK 2017
Jonathan Brinsden is ‘a fantastic lawyer.’
Legal 500 UK 2016
Jonathan Brinsden - 'Professional expertise, and extensive knowledge of charity law' as well as an 'ability, when required, to zoom from a focus on the high level basic objectives being sought, to smaller, but relevant detail.'
Chambers & Partners UK 2018
Jonathan Brinsden is also recommended as someone who ‘fully understands the most complex matters yet can explain them with great simplicity and clarity.’
Legal 500 UK 2017