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Gillespie Macandrew LLP

Charities

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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. Particularly adept at advising clients on the regulatory and governance aspects of charity law. Noteworthy strength in charity financing matters, including grants and loans, as well as corporate issues, such as the establishment and winding up of charities. Advises clients from a range of areas, including conservation and sustainability organisations, arts and cultural funds and social care charities. Also noted for its strength in property, employment and intellectual property matters.

Strengths

A client confirms: "I am very pleased with their attention to detail and commitment."

Another commentator appreciates that the lawyers "get to know the client and provide a personal service."

Work highlights

Assisted the Erskine of Torrie Institution with a governance review, including advising on succession planning for trustees and the safeguarding of the assets within the trust.

Notable practitioners

Lianne Lodge assists charities with a variety of matters, such as governance and financial strategy reviews, as well as the establishment and winding up of charities and foundations. She regularly represents international charities, grant-giving organisations, philanthropists and social enterprises. "Her knowledge of charity law is exceptional and she has the ability to translate legal information in an easy-to-understand way," says a client.

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