Coleman, Jo

Jo Coleman is a partner in the IBB charities team, having joined the firm from Farrer & Co LLP in September 2010. She works on the formation of new charities, constitutional and governance matters, Charity Commission investigations, contractual arrangements (including outsourcing), fundraising arrangements, incorporation of existing charities as well as specialising in charity mergers and reorganisations.

Jo Coleman

Recent projects

  • Assisting on the merger of the UK’s largest charities helping older people
  • Advising a social care charity on its merger with a larger charitable provider
  • Advising a charity on its involvement in a joint venture with a commercial partner
  • Advising a growing alms-house charity on its ‘takeover’ of a smaller alms-house charity including negotiating the terms of a new scheme
  • Completing a full constitutional review and revised articles of association and bylaws for a large charitable learned society
  • Amending the scheme of a scientific institution incorporated by Royal Charter
  • Advising a religious charity on issues arising as a result of the Equality Act 2010
  • Establishing a new educational charity

Coleman has been elected to the executive committee of the Charity Law Association and regularly lectures and writes on charity law matters.

Chambers in 2014 says:
‘Joanne Coleman heads the charities and non-profit team. She handles a range of matters including the formation of new charities and governance issues. Sources reveal that she is “incredibly knowledgeable”, with one impressed client relating that she was “constantly driving the process forward to ensure that nothing fell behind or things were missed”.’

Legal 500 in 2013 says:
IBB (Iliffes Booth Bennett) acts for the Musicians Benevolent Fund, Teenage Cancer Trust, and United Synagogue. It recently advised PURE the Clean Planet Trust in relation to a funding agreement with Big Society Capital. Jo Coleman heads the team.’

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This information was sourced from the IBB Solicitor website.