Law firm Browne Jacobson has expanded its Charities and not-for-profit team with the appointment of new partner Catherine Rustomji.
Catherine, who was previously a Director and Head of Charities & Social Enterprise at DWF LLP in Leeds and is also on the Board of Trustees for Yorkshire Cancer Research, will work across the firm’s Nottingham, Manchester, Birmingham and London offices.
She is a highly experienced charities lawyer who has extensive experience in advising on matters around charity law and regulation, with a particular focus on governance, constitutional issues and charity trustees. Catherine is regarded by independent legal directory Chambers & Partners 2016 as “extremely efficient” and Legal 500 describe her as having “a wealth of knowledge and an approachable manner”.
Catherine joins Browne Jacobson’s national Charities and not-for-profit team which offers a full charity law service and operates across a broad range of sectors including health, education, arts, public and private. The team’s diverse client portfolio includes national, regional and local charities, not-for-profit organisations, community groups, schools, colleges, churches, welfare and professional associations.
William Colacicchi, partner and Head of the Charities and not-for profit practice at Browne Jacobson said:
“Catherine will be a fantastic addition to our team. She is a highly rated lawyer who has built up invaluable experience within charity law and will no doubt continue to build on the success and strength of our charities and not-for-profit practice, offering exceptional service to our local and national clients.”
Catherine Rustomji added:
“I am delighted to be joining a firm with a fantastic reputation as leading legal experts and am looking forward to working with a team that has a really broad portfolio of top quality clients and a great service offering.”
This latest appointment takes the number of fee earners across Browne Jacobson’s five office network to over 500 of which 119 are partners.