Anderson Strathern

Charities Department

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What the team is known for Much sought after by educational bodies and SCIOs for guidance on charity regulation, tax law and litigation. Also provides a multidisciplinary commercial offering able to assist with all manner of issues, from retail income generation to real estate projects and merger mandates. Has a strong client base that includes higher education institutions and heritage organisations, as well as animal-related charities and ALEOs. Additionally strong on employment and data protection mandates.

Strengths Sources commend the team for its "pragmatic and commercial approach," adding: "A principal strength of the firm is the high quality of its legal advice across several disciplines."

Clients characterise Anderson Strathern as "a very professional firm which engenders confidence and trust."

Work highlights Advised the R S Macdonald Trust on a reorganisation of its trust deed, using the reorganisation provisions set out in the charities legislation.

Notable practitioners

Victoria Simpson heads the charities team at the firm and regularly acts on registration and structuring matters as well as contentious cases for a diverse client base. Clients say that she is "approachable, supportive, clear and helpful in all matters."