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HUBERT PICARDA QC is a London-based Queen’s Counsel at the Chancery Bar, a member of Lincoln’s Inn, specialising in particular in charity law.

His practice is on both an international and domestic scale, encompassing:

  • Charities great and small

  • Prestigious grant-giving foundations

  • Household-name charity  organisations in the religious  medical, educational fields

  • Independent schools

  • Universities

  • Museums, recreational and arts charities

  • Particular expertise:

    -Compliance issues

    -Public benefit requirements of the new Charities Act 2006

    -Policy of the Government and of the Charity Commission


“The doyen of charity lawyers always looked to for the definitive response” – The Lawyer


Distinctive aspects of Counsel’s approach:

·         Flexibility, tenacity and attention to detail

·         Comprehensive research

·         Imaginative anticipatory thinking

·         Familarity with the latest version of  SORP and the new corporate rescue regime of the Enterprise Act

·         Experience and involvement in important banking and receivership cases in the Cayman Islands, Hong Kong, Singapore and Australia

·         Face-to-face conferences in solicitors’ offices, the conference rooms of the Middle Temple, or the Bar Council

·         Available to visit charities’ headquarters

·         Undertakes urgent last-minute work – appeal documents skeleton arguments