Our charities team is committed to assisting charities and third sector bodies, social enterprises, public sector related charities, and individuals and companies.

We understand that every charitable, social and philanthropic goal is different, and charities vary in size, structure and purpose. Taking all of that into account, we tailor our services to meet the individual needs of each client – whether complex or relatively simple.

With the backing of Scotland's largest resource of legal experts, our support extends to the full range of legal and governance advice such as structures and set-up, training, contracts and employment matters, through to regulatory compliance relating to bodies such as OSCR, HMRC, Care Inspectorate and the Gambling Commission. We also advise on collaboration and mergers, funding and fundraising, intellectual property, social finance, lending and investment, philanthropy and estate planning, including legacy advice and taxation, and real estate projects.

They have excellent understanding of our needs as a charity client and also of the complexity of working with a charity. They bring a thorough approach to the review and drafting of documentation and are very willing to talk through issues in depth.

Legal 500 UK 2024
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Charities & Third Sector key highlights

  • Work with universities, family foundations, galleries, theatres and music venues, service-providing charities, lotteries, Corporate Social Responsibility projects and social enterprises.
  • Our team includes solicitors with corporate, private client and regulatory backgrounds.
  • Ranked top tier in Legal 500 UK for our charities practice.