Penny’s charity expertise includes setting up and advising charitable organisations, including independent schools, chartered associations and professional bodies. Penny has particular experience in advising public authorities on their role as charity trustees and on public/private/charity collaborations. She advises trustees and governing bodies on their fiduciary and regulatory duties, constitutional and governance issues and commercial and fundraising contracts.
In addition to her work for charities, Penny has a strong private client practice, in particular, providing tax planning for entrepreneurs and advising on the use of trusts in a commercial context.
Penny is a trustee for a number of charities and a governor at Abingdon School.
– Ranked as a ‘Top 10 Power Woman’ in the Citywealth Leading Lawyers List 2016 and individually in band 2 for the Chambers and Partners 2017 edition.
Penny Chapman – ‘an extremely valuable depth of knowledge of charity law and practice’ with ‘commercial awareness, client service and responsiveness’ as key strengths. Chambers & Partners UK 2018
Team head Penny Chapman is ‘very thorough’ Legal 500 UK 2017
‘She gives thoughtful, pragmatic and confident advice, and is very good at advising at the most senior level.’ Chambers & Partners UK 2016