Mark Lewis

Head of Lodders' Charity Law team

Mark Lewis, Lodders Solicitors, Charity and not for profit solicitor, Partner, Stratford upon Avon

Short bio:

I am a partner and head of Charity Law at Lodders.

I specialise in advising charities and not-for-profit clients, including setting up and incorporating charities, mergers and restructuring, governance issues, and drafting commercial agreements.

I have a corporate background which means that I am especially experienced when acting for corporate charities and not-for-profit organisations.

I also specialise in acting for partnerships.

By virtue of my specialisation, I am involved with many charities and have been head of the lawyers in the UK200 Group.

My clients include agricultural clients, including various breed societies; ecclesiastical clients, and family businesses.

Outside of Lodders I am a member of the Charity Law Association and the consultant editor of the Law Society’s Book on the Companies Act 2006 and for many years was a contributing editor of Butterworth’s Corporate Law Service.

I have maintained my elite national lawyer status in the two leading legal directories, Chambers and Partners UK 2022 and the Legal 500 2022.

  • I am based in Stratford upon Avon

    What I excel in:

    • Agricultural Law
    • Charity Law
    • Commercial Law
    • Corporate and Commercial
    • Corporate Law

    My career highlights

    • Elite lawyer status as charity law specialist in Chamber and Partners UK and Legal 500 for over 20 years.
    • Contributing editor to Butterworths Corporate Law Service for many years and consultant editor of Law Society’s book on Companies Act 2006.
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    “Mark’s all-round knowledge and experience gives us the confidence to ensure we act correctly and appropriately.”

    Chambers and Partners

    “Many thanks to Mark for securing such a quick response, which I am sure is down to the excellent drafting of the application. Your good advice and support is much appreciated by us all.”

    Client feedback

    “Thank you so much for all your help with this, a great result.”

    Client feedback

    “Thank you for your kind words and for your support and guidance throughout.”

    Client feedback

    “He obviously knows his stuff and gives confidence to non-legal trustees that his advice is both legally compliant and practical.”

    Chambers and Partners

    “Mark is proactive in drawing our attention to important changes in legislation of Charity Commission guidance.”

    Chambers and Partners

    “He is a very thorough lawyer who leaves no stone unturned and gets the details right.”

    Chambers and Partners

    “Mark Lewis uses his extensive experience of charities and companies to give us clear and pragmatic advice, which has been particularly helpful during the pandemic lockdowns.”

    The Legal 500

    “He is knowledgeable and thorough, explains legal jargon, and always meets deadlines.”

    The Legal 500

    “He makes light work of what can otherwise often be problematic and stressful.”

    The Legal 500
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