Charities nowadays face a multitude of issues, including funding, governance, constitutional issues and legal frameworks. Our specialist experience in this sector is valuable when financial pressures, regulators and media scrutiny are forcing many charities to re-examine their constitutions and structures.
How we can support you
We have a long history of helping charities and the not-for-profit sector on charity law issues such as:
- constitutional reviews and reorganisations
- formation and incorporation
- trust deeds and constitutions
- company law
- charity trustee responsibilities
- joint working and mergers.
We also host and organise training events for charities on relevant areas of law, and can help you with governance ‘health-checks’.
An expert understanding of the third sector
Our Charities Group is headed by Alastair Keatinge, one of the few specialists in charity law accredited by the Law Society of Scotland. Alastair holds board positions with a number of charities, giving him insight into how you operate and the issues you face.
"Lindsays has an in-depth understanding of the workings of the charity sector, what is important to charities, their motivations, their challenges and risks, and the mitigating strategies."Chambers UK: A Client's guide to the UK legal profession