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Immigration changes – The impact on rural businesses

Fraser Vandal discusses changes to the UK's work visa rules and how these changes will impact rural businesses.

Long awaited Housing Bill introduced to Scottish Parliament

The long- awaited Housing (Scotland) Bill was introduced to the Scottish Parliament on 26 March 2024.

Land Reform (Scotland) Bill introduced March 2024

An overview of the content in Part 1 & 2 of the Land Reform (Scotland) Bill introduced to Parliament on 13 March 2024.

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13 May 2024 | Time to read: 5 mins

Immigration changes – The impact on rural businesses

By Fraser Vandal

Fraser Vandal discusses changes to the UK's work visa rules and how these changes will impact rural businesses.

13 May 2024 | Time to read: 5 mins

Long awaited Housing Bill introduced to Scottish Parliament

By Stephen Gamba

The long- awaited Housing (Scotland) Bill was introduced to the Scottish Parliament on 26 March 2024.

05 April 2024 | Time to read: 3 mins

Land Reform (Scotland) Bill introduced March 2024

By Robert Scott-Dempster

An overview of the content in Part 1 & 2 of the Land Reform (Scotland) Bill introduced to Parliament on 13 March 2024.

05 April 2024 | Time to read: 3 mins

Gillespie Macandrew announced as Great Glen 2024 sponsor

By Lois Newton

Gillespie Macandrew is delighted to announce its sponsorship of the RSABI Great Glen Challenge 2024.

Charities and Third Sector

We can provide comprehensive legal services to charities and third sector organisations and support the entire lifecycle of a charity including charity formation, reorganisation and wind up, administration and governance as well as property and employment law services.  We have specialist expertise advising cross border charities and can support you in navigating the differences between jurisdictions. We also have specific expertise in community asset transfers and the particular challenges they present.

Charity formation

Our experienced team can support you with all of the legal aspects involved in the creation of a new charity.  We can provide guidance on the form of the charity, its constitution and any appropriate tax relief. Importantly we can liaise with the Office of the Scottish Charity Register (OSCR) in relation to the application as understand what they will require as part of the process.

Please click here to view a case study on our work establishing a new charity, Rainbow Boxes, in response to the COVID pandemic.

 

Governance

Gaining charitable status is the beginning of the process, not the end and we can advise on governance and provide a regular health check to identify whether any areas of the charity’s governance should be improved.

Issues around conflicts of interest and private benefit are of particular concern to the Regulator and we have a wealth of experience in how to handle these in a way that is pragmatic and acceptable to them.

Reorganisation

Our team regularly advises charities on reorganisation matters and can offer support where a adjustments to or a variation of the constitution is needed or if there is a requirement for property or other assets to be transferred to another charity.  We can also advise on the amalgamation with another charity including the employment, property and brand and IP considerations.

 

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Our Charities and Third Sector team brings together specialist expertise from the following teams:

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