Team

Helen Harvie – Principal Solicitor

Helen is a specialist charity solicitor with a commercial background who has worked for two of the major south east regional law firms. She acts as advisor to a wide range of charitable trusts, associations, companies, mutuals and schools on a national and international basis, as well as for many social enterprises and community interest companies. She has acted as trustee, director and governor of several charities, social enterprises and independent schools. She regularly presents on charity issues, publishes articles in the third sector press and runs training events, both externally and in-house. Increasingly she provides one-off governance reviews and Away-Day training tailored to individual clients.

Helen has a high profile in the charity sector. She is a member of the Charity Law Association and has sat on various working parties, including as a member of the Advisory Group to the working party on Charitable Incorporated Organisations (CIOs). She is co-author of “Tolley’s Guide to the Charities Act 2006″. She also sat on the Charities Group Advisory Committee to the UK200 Group of Accountants and Lawyers.

Helen is on the Charity Commission Panel of Interim Managers. She has acted as Interim Manager for a large national religious charity.

Stephen Sharpe – Strategy and Interim Management Specialist

Driven by an entrepreneurial desire to make a real difference, Stephen specialises in Strategic Business Planning, interim management and transformational change, ranging from start-ups to developments, management to consultancy, building on his training at the Institute of Directors. His visionary flair and career in senior management over the past 22 years at board level and as a CEO, have resulted in substantial success in capital investment, income generation and change management. He has a wealth of experience in the development of commended organisations and projects for the charity and private sectors. Through teamwork with trustees, employees, volunteers and beneficiaries, he has enabled organisations to achieve life-changing results for the homeless, marginalised, profoundly disabled, elderly and students.

Stephen’s track record demonstrates an ability to implement innovative solutions and growth plans via effective leadership, people management, networking and project management. He prides himself on his ability to reliably plan and achieve success and is committed to a triple bottom line: social, economic and environmental.

Paul Fraser Webb – Museums and Heritage Specialist  

Paul has unrivalled experience in the museums and heritage field. By working with well over 400 museums and heritage sites across the UK, and with over 20 years of experience, Paul recognises that, whilst all museums share a common cause, they are all unique institutions that need to be understood – and advised – individually.

A very early innovator of the museum collections review process (and co-author of the review methodology published as “What’s In Store?”), Paul has published essays and articles and spoken to many audiences about the link between effective governance, mission and collections management. He regularly runs training events and workshops on these and associated subjects, and has been commissioned by museums across the UK to provide bespoke advice on development issues. He has also acted as a trustee and director of a museum organisation and sat on regional and national heritage and cultural bodies.

Tracy Sharpe – Office Manager/Legal PA

Tracy is an experienced professional with a background in Legal Administration, Charities, CIC’s and Independent Schools administration and bursary. An experienced Company Secretary, she trained with the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators.

Christine Tennant – Legal PA

Christine is an experienced Legal PA and Bookkeeper. Christine worked for many years in a London law firm and an International Bank at Canary Wharf and more recently has run the Accounts Department for a small Media/Production company in the South East.

  • Charity registration
  • Restructuring
  • Governance and constitutional issues
  • Trustees' duties and responsibilities
  • Mergers and joint working
  • Commercial contracts
  • Company law and company secretarial
  • Regulations and compliance
  • Strategy and sustainability
  • Funding