Alan Banes is a lawyer with over 40 years' experience who concentrates his practice on charity law.
Acting for charities, Alan advises on the range of charity related issues, including, the establishment of charities, mergers, governance, and management of risk. He was the honorary legal adviser to the Multiple Sclerosis Society and a trustee of The Old Theatre Trust 2000 for a number of years
Alan draws on the experience he's gained from various trusteeships where he sits on the board of The Criterion Theatre Trust, Films Without Borders, and The Karen Morris Memorial Trust.
Previously the Head of Corporate at Howard Kennedy, Alan is a solicitor who has been involved in a number of corporate transactions for clients. From raising new funds to acquisitions, he has acted on a full spectrum of corporate transactions. For private family companies, he has advised on the sale of private family companies including assisting the principal owner on finding ways to settle conflicting concerns ( frequently about employees, family, and the likely future direction of business).
Alan is actively involved with the firm's Pro Bono programme, particularly working with LawWorks.