Helen Kidd


Charities and the Third Sector


0131 656 5536


Caledonian Exchange 19A Canning Street Edinburgh EH3 8HE

Law Society of Scotland accredited specialist in Charity Law

Helen Kidd

About Helen

Helen is a Partner in our Charities and Third Sector team in Edinburgh.

Helen has spent over ten years specialising in charity and third sector legal issues. Her experience includes setting up, merging, winding up charities; advising on governance, charity tax, and trading activities; advising grant giving charities; trustee training and dealing with a wide range of regulatory matters such as OSCR, HMRC, the Care Inspectorate and the Financial Conduct Authority related issues.  In addition to fundraising, donations, trusts and legacies, using her private client experience, Helen advises on lifetime philanthropy and legacies/bequests.

Helen is a member of the Charity Law Association and an affiliate member of the Society for Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP).

Helen is also a Governor and Chair of Compliance Committee of Kilgraston School



  • Advising on governance and regulatory aspects of the reorganisation of a group of dual registered grant giving trusts
  • Advising a large multi-regulated care home charity on a group restructure
  • Establishment of a human rights law centre
  • Helping philanthropic individuals to realise their charitable aims and ambitions
  • Advising English charities and their solicitors on Scottish charity law