Mary is a Partner in the Charities Team. She specialises in advising Christian organisations on charity law matters including advice on governance and constitutional issues, Charity Commission requirements, trustee duties and safeguarding issues.
Mary trained as a solicitor with Nabarro Nathanson (since merged with CMS) but qualified into the Charities team at Withers, a leading charity law firm, where she worked for a number of years before taking a short career break to raise a family and serve in various roles in her church.
Most recently Mary has worked for Tearfund, a large Christian charity, as its inaugural in-house lawyer. Mary established and headed up the legal team at Tearfund for 12 years before joining Edward Connor. Mary lives in south-west London with her husband and children. They are a part of the church family at Grace Church Worcester Park.Our Team