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Anderson Strathern

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What the team is known for

Distinguished team noted for its representation of educational and religious bodies, SCIOs and ALEOs on charity regulation, tax law and structuring mandates. 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 nature-related charities. Additionally strong on employment, IP and data protection issues.

Strengths

"We have found them completely approachable and to have an understanding of the charity sector," remarks one client, who adds that "the firm is genuinely interested in our work rather than simply treating us as a client."

Another states: "I have found Anderson Strathern to be a very professional firm which engenders confidence and trust."

Work highlights

Assisted the trustees of the ALEO Live Borders with the updating of its articles of association, as well as assisting with non-charitable trading activities and service provision agreements.

Notable practitioners

Gillian Harkness has a significant focus on the charities and social enterprise sector. She frequently assists clients with funding and contractual matters, as well as governance reviews.

Victoria Simpson is highly regarded for her experience across a range of commercial and corporate issues impacting the third sector. In addition to safeguarding and governance advice, she is well versed in restructuring matters and the setting up of SCIOs. One client notes: "Her advice proved to be very good indeed and we are glad that we relied on her."

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Anderson Strathern

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1 Rutland Court

Edinburgh

City of Edinburgh

UK

EH3 8EY

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Gillian Harkness-McKinlay
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Victoria Simpson
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