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Virginia Henley

Virginia Henley - Associate


Virginia is an Associate in the Charities and Education team


Virginia specialises in advising charities, universities and schools, and a wide range of not-for-profit organisations on the core legal, regulatory and governance issues they face. This includes close support on governance, re-structuring, policies and procedures, registrations, trading, fundraising, the role of trustees, disputes, contracts, commercial arrangements, constitutional documents, collaborative working and mergers, risk management and general charity law. Having been a trustee of a number of charities herself, Virginia has a particular interest in governance issues and the many challenges facing trustees. She is very familiar with the range of practical concerns affecting charities and their need to be kept fully informed and updated to ensure effective compliance with their legal responsibilities. She has been involved in a number of Charity Law Association working parties, and regularly delivers trustee induction and refresher training.


Virginia graduated in Law at Cambridge University and has a Masters degree in Pre-Raphaelite Art and Literature from Oxford University. She has also run her own successful business. Virginia is a member of the Charity Law Association and has an active interest in the development of the sector. She is a school governor and a trustee.

Number of Years Experience

10 years

Date of Qualification


Latest testimonials

"On behalf of the trustees who attended your excellent training session yesterday, a very sincere thank you. It was excellent and I know it gave those present a lot to think about!"
A Cambridge Charitable Foundation

"Thank you so much. Your advice has been invaluable."

Ms R, Governance advice

"Thank you so much for a thought-provoking and vital presentation. I am very grateful to you. It will help immensely. All best."

Mr D
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