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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 and mergers
  • trading issues and setting up and running trading subsidiaries
  • fundraising and commercial participation
  • endowments (including permanent endowments)
  • charity law aspects of borrowing and lending
  • Gift Aid and general advice on tax-efficient giving
  • public benefit requirements
  • grant-making
  • cross-border issues

She has a particular specialism in matters concerning heritage charities (particularly stately homes, museums and heritage railways), almshouses, faith organisations (including places of worship for all faiths, Cathedrals and both charitable and non-charitable religious communities) and the establishment and governance of international or cross-border charities and NGOs.

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

25 May 2022

Was an employee automatically unfairly dismissed for refusing to work during Covid-19 lockdown?

EAT: employee did not reasonably believe in serious and imminent danger at work and so was not automatically unfairly dismissed.

24 May 2022

Extension on the ban on exclusivity clauses announced

Move follows consultation which ran between December 2020 and February 2021.

17 May 2022

ONS statistics indicate some cases of “long Covid” will be a disability

ONS estimates that “long Covid” symptoms have adversely affected the day-to-day activities of 1.2 million people in the UK.