Claris D'Cruz

Claris D’Cruz qualified as a barrister in 1994 and left the Bar to become a charity lawyer. She has over 25 years’ experience as a governance lawyer advising charities, of all sizes, nationwide on a wide range of governance matters. She worked as an in-house legal adviser for a registered charity then as a Charity Commission lawyer, before going into private practice. Claris was head of charities at a major NE law firm, before becoming a charity consultant. She has over 12 years’ experience on a range of charity and not-for-profit boards. Claris also has over 25 years’ experience of providing training for trustees and senior charity executives, as well as CPD training for lawyers and other professionals on charity law and governance issues.

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