Paul Ridout

Paul Ridout

Paul Ridout

Partner

Paul Ridout

Partner

Paul has over 20 years’ experience of advising charity and other voluntary sector clients, with particular focus on faith-based organisations as well as charities working in cultural/heritage, medical and conservation fields.

Noted as a leading individual by The Legal 500, he trained as a solicitor after nearly eight years spent working at the Charity Commission and has extensive experience of guiding charities through mergers and constitutional changes.

He has acted as interim manager of two charities subject to formal investigation by the Charity Commission.

Department

Awards

Chambers & Partners UK 2023

Band 4 for Charities

“Paul Ridout is a brilliant lawyer, he knows how everything operates.”

The Legal 500 UK 2023

Recommended in the Charities and Not-for-profit category

“Paul Ridout is a joy to work with. He is approachable and his responses are always practical whilst demonstrating his deep knowledge of his subject area.”

Chambers & Partners UK 2022

Band 4 for Charities

“He is the epitome of calm, cool and collected – he listens, understands and presents us with the options.”
“He is an excellent lawyer who understands our needs and is very reliable.”

Department

Awards

Chambers & Partners UK 2023

Band 4 for Charities

“Paul Ridout is a brilliant lawyer, he knows how everything operates.”

The Legal 500 UK 2023

Recommended in the Charities and Not-for-profit category

“Paul Ridout is a joy to work with. He is approachable and his responses are always practical whilst demonstrating his deep knowledge of his subject area.”

Chambers & Partners UK 2022

Band 4 for Charities

“He is the epitome of calm, cool and collected – he listens, understands and presents us with the options.”
“He is an excellent lawyer who understands our needs and is very reliable.”

Latest Podcasts

Nov 03, 2022
Podcast
Charities Act 2022 Series – Episode Seminar 2
Sep 29, 2022
Podcast
Charities Act 2022 Series – Episode Seminar 1

Latest Headlines

Oct 31, 2022
Paul Ridout examines the inquiry into Moss Side and Hulme Community Development Trust in Charities Management
Aug 04, 2022
Paul Ridout discusses the latest inquiry report published by the Charity Commission into the conduct of trustees of the Moss Side and Hulme Community Development Trust
Jul 12, 2022
Paul Ridout examines the Charity Commission’s inquiry into The Captain Tom Foundation in Lawyer Monthly
Jul 12, 2022
Paul Ridout comments on charities’ annual reports in Charity Times
Jun 17, 2022
Paul Ridout discusses how UK charities are feeling the effects of the pandemic and the cost of living crisis in Finance Monthly
Apr 27, 2022
Paul Ridout comments on the number of charity mergers being at its highest level in five years in Charity Times
Dec 13, 2021
Paul Ridout discusses the reasons for incorporating a charity in Charities Management
Oct 19, 2021
Paul Ridout examines what exceptional charity governance look like post-COVID in Charity Times
Sep 16, 2021
Paul Ridout discusses whether social enterprise clients would be better off as charities in Lawyer Monthly
Aug 25, 2021
Paul Ridout discusses corporate charitable structures

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