• Contact Us
Con Alexander - Charity Law Partner - VWV Law Firm


0117 314 5214

  • LinkedIn

Partner & Charity Lawyer in Bristol 

How Can Con Help You?

Con has advised charities of all kinds for more than 15 years and specialises in helping clients with the governance and the strategic challenges that they face. His aim is always to provide clients with the right advice at the right time, while always acknowledging that our quality of service depends not only on our understanding of the law and regulation, but also on our commerciality and ability to think creatively and pragmatically.

Meeting Your Needs

Con acts for clients across the charity sector, from small social enterprises to universities and charities operating nationally and internationally.

He trained and practised as a tax lawyer with Linklaters before deciding that he wanted to advise charities; but his early experience in advising on tax taught him to analyse issues for clients in a way which helps to give them the information they need in order to assess risk and make other decisions.

Con is particularly interested in the way in which organisations change over time, the importance of the relationship between trustees and senior management and collaboration between organisations.

Con is recommended within the Citywealth Leaders List which recognises the best advisors for private wealth management, charity and private client work.

Coronavirus and Brexit pose many financial challenges to universities. Con can confidently support you through these challenges and guide you through any strategic decisions you make.

What Others Say

"Con is extremely knowledgeable, experienced and thoughtful. He has the ability to tackle the most complex and demanding of issues for charities." - Chambers & Partners 2024

"Con has an outstanding knowledge of the charity sector and the specific needs of his clients." - Chambers & Partners 2024

"He has consistently demonstrated experience and expertise." - Chambers & Partners 2024

"Con Alexander is a trusted and leading specialist who has helped our charity to navigate complex charity law surrounding trust land." - Legal 500 2024

"Con Alexander has enormous experience. He has handled a very complex and innovative cross-border transaction in the charity sector, coordinating advice from lawyers and tax advisors in different jurisdictions." - Legal 500 2024

"His particular skill is demystifying complex legal wording and focusing on what matters."

"Con Alexander maintains a stellar reputation within the charities sector, particularly in the area of complex governance matters. Clients are confident that he possesses the 'energy, enthusiasm and deep understanding, to provide 'helpful advice across a range of charity issues."

VWVChambersLogo 250x210px

What You Might Like to Know

Con was previously a partner with charity law firm, Bates Wells and Braithwaite. He is a member of the Charity Law Association and has sat on a number of CLA working parties. Con is also the author of 'Charity Governance' (published by Jordans) and leads on our contribution to Jordans' Charity Administration Service.

He is a trustee of Wildscreen and a governor of the Cabot Learning Federation (a multi academy trust which operates a group of academies in the South West).