Alison Talbot

13 June 2019, London

Industry expert

Alison Talbot

Alison Talbot

, , Winckworth Sherwood , Partner and Head of Charities

Alison is a Partner and Head of National charities at Winckworth Sherwood, specialising in all aspects of contentious and non-contentious work. She has over 20 years’ experience in providing strategic, pragmatic and commercial advice to a wide range of charities, social enterprises, educational institutions and individuals. With extensive experience in charity law and governance she regularly engages with the Charity Commission and is highly skilled in supporting charities through disputes, distress situations and organisational change. She regularly advises the trustee boards of charities when taking sensitive or complex decisions and carries out governance and board reviews. Alison has advised charities in relation to Charity Commission investigations and inquiries and has a strong track record of working with charities to handle the media and protect the charity’s reputation. She also advises charities on the gifts they receive in wills, including the interpretation of wills, tax issues, and legal challenges to wills. Well known for her client focussed approach and ability to cut through difficult situations in order to identify workable solutions for her charity clients, Alison maintains a calm approach even in the most challenging circumstances and has a strong reputation for achieving successful outcomes for clients.

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