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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

22 May 2019

Update on how retirement complexes' event fees could affect community-led housing groups

An event fee is a charge made by a landlord on the occurrence of a specified event, for instance, if a tenant sells its lease.

17 May 2019

Severance payments and the academy trust: what you need to know - PART 1

An agreed exit for school staff via a settlement agreement may be trickier than you think…

16 May 2019

Succession planning for diversification projects and land with development 'hope' value

The range of options available, and the importance of acting early with professional input