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Sam Macdonald


Sam Macdonald is a partner at Farrer & Co, solicitors. He has a BA (Hons) in English Language and Literature from the University of Manchester and CPE and LPC from the College of Law, Guildford.

Sam began his career in 1995 as a trainee at Farrers, qualified at the firm and was promoted to Partner in 2004. He specialises in charity law and advises charities on governance and regulatory issues, fundraising and tax, and in a range of related fields. He has a special interest in educational charities and advises a number of schools and universities. He has a particular specialism in the law relating to public benefit.

Sam was a governor of Sherborne School from 2002-12 and is now a governor at St John's College School, Cambridge. He is also a trustee of a grant-making charitable trust and sits on the executive committee of the Charities Property Association.