The charities, social enterprise and not-for-profit sector in Scotland faces increasing regulatory and financial pressures, and we can help you deal with that.
Our skill and experience of working with charities is very highly regarded, and we can offer you advice on areas including funding, consolidation, mergers and partnership working.
Our charities group is an experienced and multi-disciplinary team headed by Alastair Keatinge, one of the few specialists in Scotland accredited in charity law by the Law Society of Scotland.
Clients from household names to community groups
Our clients range from well-known charities to innovative start-ups, and from international networks to local community groups and sports clubs. Whether you are a service provider, a grant-making foundation or a campaigning organisation, we can assist you to achieve your objectives.
Among our charity clients are SAMH, the Carnegie UK Trust, Scottish Youth Hostels Association, the University of Edinburgh, RNIB, Scottish Autism and Scottish Historic Buildings Trust. As part of our commitment to the not-for-profit sector we have supplied pro bono services to members of the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) for a number of years.
How we can help you
We offer a full range of legal services including advice on:
- setting up a charity
- constitutional issues
- operational advice
- employment matters
- dispute resolution.
We provide seminars and trustee training on a variety of legal issues relating to charities, in particularly on governance arrangements, and can deliver bespoke training where required.
"Their knowledge of charity law is extremely in-depth; they are very sensitive and very understanding of the work of charities."Chambers UK: A Client's guide to the UK legal profession