Keith Arrowsmith

Keith Arrowsmith



Keith is a solicitor providing charity law and governance advice, based in Sheffield, South Yorkshire. He qualified as a solicitor in 1995 and has since then been helping charities and other organisations in the cultural, creative, heritage, and educational sectors.

Since the law changed to allow multi-disciplinary partnerships, he has been growing Counterculture’s legal team. He provides guidance and assistance on governance, intellectual property, business law, contracts, website regulations and charity law. He also contributes to workshops, planning days, talks, written reports and provides other bespoke guidance.

Keith is a Governance Associate for the Clore Leadership Programme. He is one of the lead authors of the sector endorsed handbook, Governance in the Arts and Museums for Cultural Organisations and helped set up the Cultural Governance Alliance. In addition, he is a member of the Charity Law Association.

Keith has been recommended in the independent publications, Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners. He was awarded a LLM for his research with Sheffield Hallam University relating to the use of Charity Governance Codes, and is now a postgraduate researcher at Liverpool University’s Charity Law and Policy Unit. For fun, Keith is a theatre director, producer and audience member.

Keith was played by actor Joel Fry in the recently-released Netflix film, Bank of Dave.

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