Kenneth co-heads our Charities and Third Sector team. Kenneth specialises in charity law and governance, providing advice and guidance to charities and third sector organisations. Kenneth also works closely with individuals with philanthropic goals. His work in the area of charity law is extensive and includes the governance, establishment, merger and reorganisation of charities.
Kenneth's clients have included philanthropists, Royal Charter bodies, large umbrella membership bodies, family foundations, culture bodies and sports organisations. He has also worked on several high-profile governance cases involving the Scottish Charity Regulator. He is a member of the Charity Law Association.
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Clients and colleagues appreciate Kenneth's empathy, willingness to listen and the care he shows, as well as his clear and concise guidance.
- Is a charity trustee of ENABLE Scotland.
- Is a member of Scotland's Third Sector Governance Forum.
- Is a member of the Law Society of Scotland's Charity Law Subcommittee.
- Former charity trustee of Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations, chair of East Park School and a charity trustee of NYCoS and Edinburgh Music Theatre.
- Ranked by Chambers & Partners UK 2024 as Band 2 for Charities - Scotland.
- Ranked as a Leading Individual for Charities & not-for-profit in Scotland.
‘Kenneth Pinkerton is an experienced and safe pair of hands, who knows what is required and how to deliver it. They are good at keeping us up to date with developments in the law and understand the complex needs of this type of charitable trust.'Legal 500 UK 2024
‘Kenneth Pinkerton is a standout adviser, he is our go-to charity law adviser in Scotland. He is an insightful, detailed and thorough adviser, who speaks directly to clients in a clear, binary manner, conveying his advice in relevant and accessible terms.’Legal 500 UK 2024
‘Kenneth Pinkerton is very experienced in the area of charity law and has gone to considerable lengths to help us disentangle our legal position vis-à-vis a related body. He is very approachable and accommodating, while giving us confidence in his advice.’Legal 500 UK 2024
‘Kenneth Pinkerton is our key contact and is an extremely patient, knowledgeable and pragmatic individual, who has become almost an extension of our internal team as a trusted colleague. His knowledge and understanding of charity law is exceptional and his ability to pose thoughtful questions and offer knowledgeable insights is an asset to us.’Legal 500 UK 2024