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Brodies LLP

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What the team is known for

Provides charities with a full-service offering, acting on a wide range of legal issues, including corporate and tax law advice. Advises clients on the regulatory and governance aspects of charity law and assists with investigations by the Charity Commission. Also supports clients with commercial issues, including M&A, property and employment law issues. Wide-ranging client base includes grant-giving foundations and youth organisations, as well as animal welfare and healthcare charities.

Strengths

A client states: "The lawyers are very user-friendly and understanding, providing high-level legal advice."

Another appreciates that the lawyers "take an active interest in clients," in addition to praising the firm's offering for providing "a supportive team with clear chains of command and strong leadership."

Work highlights

Provided comprehensive legal advice to the SSPCA, including advising on governance, employment and legacy issues, as well as data protection and real estate matters.

Notable practitioners

Helen Kidd frequently advises clients on governance, regulatory and constitutional matters. She has further experience assisting with creating, merging and dissolving charities. An interviewee remarks: "She is very personable and efficient, which makes working together a very smooth process. She has also been very proactive in taking matters forward and made it easy for us to understand the process."

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Overview

Our charities team is committed to assisting charities and third sector bodies, social enterprises, public sector related charities, and individuals and companies.


We understand that every charitable, social and philanthropic goal is different, and charities vary in size, structure and purpose. Taking all of that into account, we tailor our services to meet the individual needs of each client – whether complex or relatively simple.

With the backing of Scotland's largest resource of legal experts, our support extends to the full range of legal and governance advice such as structures and set-up, training, contracts and employment matters, through to regulatory compliance relating to bodies such as OSCR, HMRC, Care Inspectorate and the Gambling Commission. 

We also advise on collaboration and mergers, funding and fundraising, intellectual property, social finance, lending and investment, philanthropy and estate planning, including legacy advice and taxation, and real estate projects.


Charities Department

Brodies LLP

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15 Atholl Crescent

Edinburgh

City of Edinburgh

UK

EH3 8HA

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