Caroline leads our Charities team which specialises in advising Christian organisations and churches on the full range of charity law matters that affect how they operate. This include governance and constitutional issues, Charity Commission requirements, trustee duties, and major projects such as mergers and restructuring.
Caroline has extensive experience in charity law, having specialised in the area for over ten years. Caroline trained and qualified at global law firm Eversheds (now Eversheds Sutherland). More recently, she worked at commercial law firm Taylor Vinters, where she was a partner and head of the charities team.
Caroline has acted for numerous national and international organisations, including Cambridge Colleges and other household-name charities. Her work has encompassed advising international organisations on establishing in the UK; major gift agreements for research projects and scholarships; complex governance reviews and constitutional changes; restructuring projects such as mergers and de-mergers; and working with charities as they expand into new areas and commercial ventures.
Since joining Edward Connor Solicitors, Caroline has acted for a wide range of Christian organisations including mission agencies, Bible Colleges, research institutes, campaigning groups, publishers, schools, Christian communities, providers of care and rehabilitation services, care homes for the elderly, churches and church umbrella bodies. She is a trustee of the Lawyers’ Christian Fellowship and a deacon at Eden Baptist Church in Cambridge. She is also part of the editorial group of “Cambridge Papers”, published by the Jubilee Centre.
“In addition to outstanding legal expertise, Caroline Eade offers exceptional financial value to us as a Christian charity. Because of our shared faith, we do not have to explain our ethos and values and she intuitively understand our needs and concerns.”
— Simon Sykes, Tyndale House