Balfour+Manson LLP

Charities Department

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We act for established charities, as well as individuals and groups who wish to set up new charities in Scotland. The firm has a long tradition of advising faith based organisations, but we work with charities of all sizes, covering the full range of charitable purposes, including education, health, culture, environmental and community themes.

We provide comprehensive services on both non-contentious matters (including commercial property, constitutional changes, policies and reorganisations) and contentious matters (including disputes between charities and former employees, regulatory inquiries and investigations).

The firm also offers additional value to clients and other contacts by providing free seminars at our offices in Edinburgh and Aberdeen.  In the past year we have covered a variety of topics including trustee duties, data protection, procurement law and general legal updates including developments at OSCR and new processes that trustees ought to be aware of.


Gilfillan, Alan (Head of Department)

Angus, Hugh

Holland, Robert

Zak, Stephanie


Bethany Christian Trust

Free Church of Scotland

Health in Mind



Scottish War Blinded

The Faith Mission