Recent projects for Barefoot Lawyer
Advised on the spin-out of a project from the Zoological Society of London. The project provides sustainable livelihoods for fishing communities in the Philippines, while recovering and re-using old fishing nets from the ocean.
Advised a landowner on the creation of a social enterprise on a part of their land, promoting healthy food production and education, while respecting the history of the property and the values and aspirations of the owner as long-term steward of the land.
Helped re-design the governance of the League of Intrapreneurs, a transnational network growing a global learning community of social intrapreneurs who are creating sustainable development from within society’s most influential institutions.
Set up a new legal entity for Greaterthan, a consulting firm whose purpose is to build a more human future of work, including preparing a shareholders agreement and articles of association.
Created a new legal entity for The Library of Things, a for-purpose business that exists to make borrowing better than buying – socially and environmentally. Also advised on their subsequent successful investment equity raise.
Helped Riverford Organic Farmers with their shift to employee ownership, advising the board on the implications of the new structure and facilitating and chairing the staff council. In 2023 they marked 5 years of successful operation as an employee owned business.
I also offer:
- advice on employee ownership;
- strategic legal advice.