Daniel Woodcock

Solicitor Apprentice - Charity & Not-For-Profit

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"I am a solicitor apprentice, studying to qualify as a solicitor in 2030 with a Law Degree which will be coupled with first-hand experience assisting charities, not-for-profits and all aspects of their operations”

I joined Higgs LLP in September 2021 as an office assistant alongside completing a Level 3 Business Administrator Apprenticeship. Prior to joining Higgs, I studied A Level Law, Business and Politics.

Upon completion of my apprenticeship I was selected to be Higgs’ first undergraduate solicitor apprentice, working 4 days a week while studying to achieve a Qualifying Law Degree and eventually to qualify as a solicitor.

I support the Charity & Not For Profit team by providing my assistance in reviewing matters, drafting documentation, conducting legal research and providing work involved in the daily administration of charities.

I am a member of the Charity Law Association, Birmingham Trainee Solicitors Society and the Junior Lawyers Division as well as involving myself in charitable and social events throughout Higgs.

  • Handling my first ever initial client call to discuss the Charity’s background and the support they need from the team.
  • Helping out with the Higgs LLP annual charity conference.
  • Attending regular Trustee meetings to provide support in administrative work.
  • Providing support in the daily administration of a large grant making charity by communication with Trustees, beneficiaries, investment managers and banks, preparing meeting papers and governance documents.
  • Advising on the requirements to release permanent endowment and preparing related documents to receive relevant consents from the Charity Commission.
  • Assisting in the guidance of incorporating an unincorporated charity and producing ancillary documents.
  • Involvement in preparing advice and documents for disposal of charity land and property.
  • Review of corporate structures connected to a charitable entity.
  • Preparation of charitable policies and governance documents

More about me

My hero

My Dad

Favourite food

Anything with pasta

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Favourite place

New York

“very knowledgeable” and “a good communicator”

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