29 November 2023

The second webinar in our philanthropy series is now available to watch on demand; ‘How to manage risk in philanthropy’.

We were delighted to be joined by Lucy Macnamara of Do Good. Well. alongside our Head of Philanthropy, Catherine de Maid.

Bringing their experience and guidance together, Catherine explored legal and compliance risks including governance and managing conflicts of interest or loyalty, and Lucy considered reputational risks. 

Our second webinar builds upon the publication of our philanthropy guide earlier this year, "Turning good into great: Insights into effective philanthropy”. It also builds on our first webinar How to establish a philanthropy strategy which explored the key issues philanthropists ought to consider to make their giving as successful as possible.

About the speakers

Catherine de Maid leads the Burges Salmon Philanthropy team and is a partner in the firm’s Private Client team. She specialises in international tax, trusts and estate planning, advising high net worth individuals, philanthropists, charitable foundations, operational charities and financial institutions. In her personal capacity, Catherine was previously a director of the UK branch of a global international charity focused on access to surgical care, and she has acted as trustee of a number of international grant making charities.

Lucy Macnamara is the founder and CEO of Do Good.Well. philanthropy consultancy. Lucy supports high profile individuals who wish to use their talent, platform, influence or money to help shape a better world. She guides their philanthropy holistically, providing a focused plan of support aligned to their values and interests while integrating opportunities and impact from their profile, brand and audience.

Previously Lucy worked for Amnesty International UK managing their Ambassadors and high profile artists programme and has worked in the charity sector for over 20 years.

Key contact


Catherine de Maid Partner

  • International tax and trusts
  • Head of Philanthropy
  • Succession Planning and Wills

Turning good into great: Insights into effective philanthropy