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Laura Moss


Telephone: 0113 204 1145

Office: Leeds

Department: Charities

Position: Partner

Areas of practice:

Laura advises on a wide range of third sector matters and works with charities, social enterprises, housing entities, local authorities and community groups. 

Areas of specialism include:
• Charity law and governance: establishing new charities, merging existing ones and advising on charitable investment, constitutional changes, trustee duties and vires issues.
• Community benefit societies (formerly known as industrial and provident societies): registrations, constitutional amendments, mergers, transfers of engagements and conversions to/from companies.
• Social housing: cohousing, housing associations and regulation by the Homes & Communities Agency.

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


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