Higgs LLP strengthens charity team with senior hire

30th October 2023

Higgs LLP strengthens charity team with senior hire

Leading West Midlands law firm Higgs LLP has strengthened its thriving charity and not for profit team by appointing an experienced lawyer.

Tora Pickup has joined the busy team as Principal Associate and has wasted no time in getting involved in some of the firm’s ongoing cases.

Originally practicing law in London, she has re-located to Birmingham from Oxford, where she worked most recently on governance and strategy matters as secretary to the Governing Body at St Hilda's College, one of the colleges of the University of Oxford. 

Tora, who studied Law at the University of Oxford, said: “I am very pleased to return to private practice with Higgs having worked at a global law firm prior to my roles within the university sector.

“I was actively looking for an opportunity in the Birmingham area and Higgs definitely stood out due to its values, culture and the quality of its work.

"The firm's charity and not for profit team is well respected and growing. The work I've seen so far has been interesting and complex and there are strong links with the private client team.

"It's very exciting to be working as a lawyer in the charity sphere again, an area where I have good experience, and to be helping people make a difference in their organisations."

Higgs LLP's charity and not-for-profit team has tier one accreditation in the respected Legal 500 rankings in the West Midlands. 

Higgs' specialist lawyers can support organisations with advice on all legal matters, including charity structure, tax issues, grant making, buying property and governing documents.

Kirsty McEwen, Partner and Head of the charity and not for profit team, said: “We are delighted to welcome Tora to Higgs. She has strong experience both in law and working directly with trustees which will be hugely beneficial to the firm and the work we are doing with national and international charities.”

To speak to Tora, call 01384 327396 or email


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