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Claris D'cruz

Email: claris.dcruz@wrigleys.co.uk

Telephone: 07786 928403

Office: Leeds

Department: Charities & Social Economy

Position: Consultant

Areas of practice:

Claris D'cruz is a Consultant working with Wrigleys' clients nationwide. Claris qualified as a Barrister in 1994 and has been practising as a charity lawyer for nearly 20 years. She worked 'at the coalface' as an in-house legal adviser for registered charity, Interchange Trust and then gained invaluable experience on the other side of the fence as a Charity Commission lawyer, before going into private practice. Prior to becoming a Consultant, Claris was Head of Charities at a major Newcastle firm.

Claris advises charities and independent schools on a range of legal issues including: charity formations, restructures, mergers and collaborations, trustees' powers and duties, managing conflicts of interest and dealing with the Charity Commission. She regularly provides trustee training for small, medium and large charities, including Academy Trusts.

Claris chairs and speaks at conferences for the voluntary sector about charity law and practice issues for the voluntary sector, lawyers and other professionals. She has written articles for amongst others Charity Finance, Third Sector and the Bursars' Review.

Claris is a charity trustee and Governor of the Royal Grammar School, Newcastle.

Professional memberships:

Charity Law Association

Publications:

UK 200 Group Report on the Charities Act 2006

Claris is a Dementia Friend

06 Dec 2019

The Brexit Party Manifesto 2019

The Brexit Party's Manifesto includes only two pledges in relation to tax.

05 Dec 2019

The Green Party Manifesto 2019

We look here at the Green Party's key tax pledges in their proposal for a 'Green New Deal'.

04 Dec 2019

The Liberal Democrat Party Manifesto 2019

Like all of the three main parties' manifestos, the treatment of capital taxation in the Liberal Democrats' manifesto is limited. What can we glean?