About Alison Paines

Alison Paines is the head of the charities and philanthropy group at Withers, with over 25 years of experience in advising charities and other non-profit bodies, and those who contract with or donate to them. Her clients include an eclectic mix of service providers, grant-makers, educational bodies, aid agencies and research institutes, as well as individual and corporate philanthropists, with the following being a representative sample: British Red Cross Society, Cancer Research UK, Girls' Day School Trust, Guy's & St Thomas' Charity, Macmillan Cancer Support, Orders of St John Care Trust, Paul Hamlyn Foundation and TATE. She is particularly well known for her expertise on medical charities (especially those linked with the National Health Service), charities associated with government and international charity issues. Paines is well used to negotiating for clients with the Charity Commission and other regulators.


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