Posted by: alexswallow | August 22, 2014

RIP Stephen Lloyd – the charity sector’s own lawyer

A fitting tribute to a great man- I only met Stephen a little, but it was a memorable meeting and I have heard so many good things about him and the positive influence he made on the sector. My love to his family and friends.



The charity sector is today mourning the tragic and untimely death of one of its greats, Stephen Lloyd, the former senior partner at law firm Bates, Wells and Braithwaite. Stephen was one of the most knowledgeable and respected charity lawyers in the land and the outpouring of grief on social media as news of his death spread came from far and wide, reflecting the many people whose lives he had touched. The ‘creator’ of the Community Interest Company – which he liked to say he dreamt up in a wine bar…which you can take as you wish. Stephen became the ‘go to’ person for all things social enterprise as the sector, and it’s legal issues, developed.

I first met Stephen nearly 20 years ago, when I was still early in my career in the charity sector and I have some wonderful, enduring memories of Stephen since then. He was a…

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