Geldards Law Firm Appoints New Lead For Charity Team

Harriet Morgan has been promoted to Partner and Head of Charity Law at the law firm’s Cardiff office. She began her new roles in September 2018 bringing the total number of partners at the firm to 61.

Harriet joined Geldards as a Trainee Solicitor in 2000, qualified as a Solicitor in 2002, was promoted to Associate in 2005 and Senior Associate in 2008. She began her career as a commercial property lawyer, before specialising in charity commercial property six years ago.

Harriet is a well-known, highly respected lawyer in the sector. She regularly advises a broad range of local and national charities on all property elements including development work, retail and shop portfolios, and leases. Charities that Harriet has acted on behalf of, include leading housing associations, the Royal Voluntary Service, Arts Council of Wales, Wales Millennium Centre and Assemblies of God Churches.

In her role as Head of the Charity team, Harriet leads a team of over 20 specialist lawyers who advise some of the UKs leading charities on specialist charity & governance issues as well as commercial transactions, intellectual property, property and disputes. The team is widely recognised as the leading legal advisor to charities in Wales and a driving force in the sector across the East Midlands.

Harriet said:

“Over my years at Geldards it has been a privilege to have been able to share and admire the outstanding work done by the long-established charity team, and to take up the role of partner and Head of Charity Law fulfils an ambition of mine.

“The strength and tradition of volunteering and philanthropy in Wales makes the charity sector an exciting and vibrant sector to work in. it is truly rewarding to work with clients who do so much to enhance our communities and our society.

“The wider charity and commercial property teams, the partnership and Geldards as a whole are fantastic people to work with and I am looking forward to developing our work with our clients and business partners in the future.”

For any charity law related advice please contact Harriet or a member of the charity team.

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