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Sylvie Nunn

Email: sylvie.nunn@wrigleys.co.uk

Telephone: 0113 204 5726

Office: Leeds

Department: Charities & Social Economy

Position: Partner

Areas of practice:

Sylvie advises on a wide range of charity law matters, including the establishment of charities, trustee duties and governance, restructuring, trading issues and setting up and running trading subsidiaries, fundraising and commercial participation, charity law aspects of land transactions (including dealing with endowment land and obtaining recoupment orders), charity law aspects of borrowing and lending, charity law considerations for religious organisations, issues concerning heritage charities (particularly stately homes), Gift Aid and general advice on tax-efficient giving (and anti-avoidance provisions), public benefit, issues facing schools (including academy conversions), cross-border issues, disputes involving charities and mergers between charities.

Sylvie features in Chambers & Partners in band 1 of the national rankings and is listed in Legal 500 as a recognised expert in charity law.  Sylvie is a charity trustee and honorary company secretary of a number of charities.

Testimonials:

"We always thought we were in good hands. She's meticulous and gave us good advice - and in layman's terms too." (Chambers & Partners)

"Highly knowledgeable, friendly and practical" (Legal 500)

Professional memberships:

  • Charity Law Association - Executive Committee Member
  • Ecclesiastical Law Society
  • Society of Trusts and Estate Practitioners
  • Sylvie is a Dementia Friend

18 Mar 2019

Schools and the provision of affordable housing

Assessing the implications of an absence of affordable housing for teachers, and considering how schools' surplus land could provide solutions.

15 Mar 2019

Can a failure to provide rest breaks under Working Time Regulations lead to personal injury damages?

Employers who refuse rest breaks may be liable for personal injury caused by the lack of breaks

12 Mar 2019

Teacher's suspension was not in breach of contract

Court of Appeal: employer had reasonable and proper cause to suspend pending investigation of allegations of unreasonable force against children