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Joanna Blackman


Telephone: 0113 204 1114

Office: Leeds

Department: Charities & Social Economy

Position: Associate

Areas of practice:

Joanna deals with a wide range of charity law work, including the formation of charities, advising on legal structures for charities and social enterprises, trustees' duties and governance.

Joanna has written the following articles:



"Joanna Blackman has been our point of contact throughout the project. She has been highly professional in every way, hugely supportive of our trust and its challenges. She acknowledged and built her own understanding of the unique challenges we faced. Without her level of support and dedication we would not be in the improved position we are today." (Legal 500)


Professional memberships:

Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investments.
Member of the Charity Law Association.
Joanna is a Dementia Friend


21 Feb 2024

Can a local authority charge a school or academy where it excludes a pupil?

We look here at local authorities charging schools and academies for permanent exclusions and whether this is allowed by relevant legislation.

14 Feb 2024

Cyber security update for charities

Identifying the risks and learning how to avoid them.