Turcan Connell’s renowned charity law team are leading the development of charity law in Scotland. From national institutions to small foundations, we give advice that is tailored to our clients’ needs.
Charity law in Scotland has seen significant changes in recent years, and with new legislation comes new challenges. Turcan Connell’s charity lawyers have extensive experience in the not-for-profit sector and provide specialist advice on a range of areas including the creation and merger of charities, variation of purposes, trustees’ powers and duties, employment law, and relationships with regulatory bodies such as HM Revenue & Customs, the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator, Companies House and other arms of Government. Our team of land and property lawyers also deal regularly with charity and not-for-profit clients in relation to sales, purchases and leases.
Our work for charities increasingly includes handling governance audits and assisting charities with OSCR inquiries. Specialist advice is given in relation to contentious legacies and probate, structuring philanthropic giving and in relation to fundraising law and regulation.