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Charity law

Charities and not for profit

We act for a large number of established charities, as well as individuals and groups who wish to set up new charitable organisations in Scotland.

We can assist with:

  • Charity formation
  • Reviewing, modernising and simplifying your constitution
  • Conversion of unincorporated charities to SCIOs or companies
  • Reorganisation schemes, which can facilitate mergers, dissolutions or unlock restricted funds
  • Establishing trading subsidiaries
  • Partnerships and other joint ventures
  • Preparing and negotiating contracts
  • OSCR inquiries and investigations
  • Commercial and residential property matters
  • Employment law matters
  • Advice in relation to other regulatory matters, such as data protection compliance and preparation for the GDPR

 

Charity law updates

We run a series of breakfast seminars and training sessions in Edinburgh as well as sending out regular newsletters to our Charity clients.

If you are interested in attending a seminar or signing up to our newsletter please contact marketing@balfour-manson.co.uk 

To view the video from our 5th Charity Law Conference click here.

Role of a charity trustee

Do you know what is required of you as a charity trustee?

There has been much more regulation of charity trustees to date but there are often myths of what is often required.....

Do you know?

  • If a charity must disclose the full names and addresses of its Trustees to anyone on request?

  • If Charity Trustees must ensure that small charitable donation claims are all under £20?

  • If Charity Trustees must attend at least 75% of charity meetings?

Let us help you

Contact us to find out what we can do to help.