Helen is part of our Personal & Family team. Helen has a keen interest in and specialises in charity law matters, providing governance and legal advice to charities and other third sector organisations, individuals and companies – ranging from family businesses to large corporations.
Helen works with clients such as family foundations, housing associations, community groups, social care providers, museums and culture bodies, sports organisations, social enterprises and commercial enterprises with a philanthropic ethos/CSR programmes. She has a strong working relationship with the Scottish charity regulator, OSCR, and has worked on a reorganisation project which involved unlocking and rejuvenating a large number of trusts and charities holding significant charitable assets which OSCR described in an Annual Review as “an example” and “innovative”. As well as OSCR, she also deals with other third sector regulators such as HMRC and the FCA.
In addition to, and often alongside, charities and philanthropic work, Helen also has wide experience in dealing with family and related business succession planning, trust law advice, preparation of Wills and Powers of Attorney and executry (probate) administration.