The Team


With a team of over 80 professionals, you can feel reassured that you will receive high quality and bespoke advice. Below is a snapshot of our key contacts, who have a breadth of experience and knowledge.

For a full list of the professionals within the team or to find a specific person not listed below please search for them here.

Emma Moody

Emma Moody

+44 (0)191 230 8823

Emma leads the charities team having joined the firm in 2007 from a leading London charity practice. The team spends 100% of its time supporting charities and not for profit organisations.

She specialises in governance and constitutional issues for charities and advises trustees and directors on their legal duties and responsibilities, ensuring compliance with the law and regulation.

Main areas of work include the establishment of new charities, incorporations and governance reviews, restructuring, mergers, collaborations and partnerships, trading, fundraising and tax, commercial contracts affecting charities and compliance issues, including Charity Commission regulatory action. Emma is also on the panel of Charity Commission approved Interim Managers.

Emma is down to earth and straightforward in her approach, believing clients in this sector benefit from practical advice which is tailored to achieve their aims; supporting clients to deliver their objectives for the benefit of the communities they serve.

Emma is immersed in the sector through her work with umbrella bodies, she is a trustee and regular contributor to legal journals and publications and is also a member of the Charity Law Association.

"Her strengths are the breadth and strategic nature of her connections and that she is able to pitch her advice appropriately, whoever she is talking to."

"She is a knowledgeable and supportive lawyer who really cares." 

Chambers and Partners 2021