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Laura Moss


Telephone: 0113 204 1145

Office: Leeds

Department: Charities

Position: Partner

Areas of practice:

Laura qualified as a solicitor in 2011. Laura advises on a wide range of third sector matters and works with charities, social enterprises and community groups. 

Areas of specialism include:
• Charity law and governance: establishing new charities, merging existing ones and advising on incorporations, constitutional changes, trustee duties and other charity law issues.

• Mutual societies, including co-operative, community benefit and friendly societies: registrations, constitutional amendments, mergers, transfers of engagements and conversions to/from companies.

• Community-led housing: advising community land trusts, cohousing groups and housing co-operatives.

• Social enterprises: community interest companies, B-corps and other social purpose businesses.

• Students’ unions: incorporation, governance reviews, freedom of speech and vires issues.

Laura has written the following articles:

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 Cohousing and public benefit  Why become a Community Benefit Society (CBS)?




"Laura Moss was quick to respond, succinct and very understanding of what we required. It was clear she had an in-depth knowledge of organisations like ours, built up from years of experience and plenty of time spent doing the spade work at conventions and other events where the sector meets." (Legal 500)

"Laura Moss was a stand-out partner, she has a very personable approach and reassuring way about her." (Legal 500)

Professional memberships:

Charity Law Association
Laura is a Dementia Friend
Laura is a Director of the UK Cohousing Network


20 Jun 2024

Election Manifestos and Employment Law – What to Expect?

As the election on 4 July nears, political parties have released their manifestos, including outlines of their proposals to employment law and work.

18 Jun 2024

General Election 2024 – The Education Pledges of the Party Manifestos

We look at the key policies of the main political parties for schools and academy trusts.

11 Jun 2024

Elizabeth Wilson and Jon Lee share their reflections on our Faith in Affordable Housing event held in partnership with Housing Justice

We held an event on 22nd May to celebrate our legal guide for land disposal by Parochial Church Councils.