About Katie

Katie Dawson is an associate in our charities and education teams and advises charities and not-for-profit organisations on a broad range of issues including, amongst other things, obtaining consents and orders from the Charity Commission, the registration of charities, collaborative working and joint ventures, governance reviews and amending constitutional documents, and complex trust issues.

Katie regularly advises Diocesan Boards of Finance and faith based charities on charity law and governance issues. Katie also advises Diocesan Boards of Education on ecclesiastical/educational trusts and has particular expertise advising on school closures and section 554 applications. Katie is a member of the Charity Law Association and the Ecclesiastical Law Society.

Katie has presented at a number of seminars including at the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), The Yorkshire Charities Seminar and to Independent Schools.

Professional Societies

  • Charity Law Association
  • Ecclesiastical Law Society
  • Law Society

Specialisms

  • Charities
  • Not for Profit organisations

When not at work

Katie has taken a keen interest in the education sector having been an active member of the board of governors of a local school for 8 years.

Keeping fit and art are her other passions. She runs regularly and takes part in, among other things, The Great North Run, whilst in whatever time she can carve out for herself, she can be found in her art studio creating works of art, being a commissioned oil painter.

Sectors that Katie is involved in:

Charities and Social Enterprises, Ecclesiastical Law, Education

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Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 and Charity related matters

Options for Charities Facing Restricted Finances – Release of Locked up Capital

In the third of a series of articles addressing the pressures on charities to find alternative sources of funding as the impact of the COVID 19

Pencil iconBy Katie Dawson on 28th July 2021

Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 and Charity related matters

Charities Bill 2021

The long awaited changes to the Charities Act 2011, recommended by the Law Commission have, for all but seven of its recommendations, been accepted by the

Pencil iconBy Katie Dawson on 7th July 2021

Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 and Charity related matters

Corporate Insolvency and Government Act 2020 (the ‘Act’) and Charities – Update

A further update to my article on the 26th March.

Pencil iconBy Katie Dawson on 5th July 2021

Schools' obligations to disabled pupils

Supreme Common Sense – Interpreting Reverter under the Schools Sites Act 1841.

Solicitors and barristers frequently have the dilemma of having to interpret statute or case law and advise their clients on possible outcomes depending on whether

Pencil iconBy Katie Dawson on 27th April 2021

Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 and Charity related matters

Mergers

This is the second in a series of articles addressing the pressures on charities to find alternative sources of funding as the impact of the

Pencil iconBy Katie Dawson on 31st March 2021

Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 and Charity related matters

Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (the “Act”) – UPDATE

As I mentioned in my article in July 2020, the Act introduced two new insolvency provisions: a Moratorium (see now Part A1 Insolvency Act 1986 as amended)

Pencil iconBy Katie Dawson on 26th March 2021

Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 and Charity related matters

Kids Company – “Too little too late?”

The judgment in the case against the trustees and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Kids Company by the Official Receiver (OR) alleging that they

Pencil iconBy Katie Dawson on 22nd February 2021

Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 and Charity related matters

Options for charities facing restricted finances – sale of land

In the first of a series of articles addressing the pressures on charities to find alternative sources of funding as the impact of COVID-19 bites,

Pencil iconBy Katie Dawson on 10th February 2021

Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 and Charity related matters

Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 and Charity related matters

Corporate charities affected by the COVID 19 epidemic can look to the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 for some assistance so far as relaxation or suspension

Pencil iconBy Katie Dawson on 14th July 2020

‘Katie Dawson has been our main point of contact. She is thorough and professional and nothing is too much bother for her.’

Legal 500 2021

‘Katie Dawson, senior solicitor has been very helpful and knowledgeable with practical advice.’

Legal 500 2021

1992

LLB (Hons) Hull University

Articles Mills and Reeve

Joined Eversheds and qualified as a Solicitor

Associate at Eversheds

Associate Lecturer for the Open University

Joined Lupton Fawcett LLP

Promoted to Associate Solicitor

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