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Changes in law for Trusters to be aware of in 2024

Trusts & Succession Act: what are the changes for Trusters to be aware of before they become law in 2024.

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Insolvency: Administration and its impact on employees

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23 November 2023 | Time to read: 3 mins

Museum Accreditation Scheme

By Laura Kirkman

Acquiring accreditation from the Museums Galleries Scotland provides huge benefits. Here we provide an overview of the criteria required for your application.

23 November 2023 | Time to read: 4 mins

The relative flexibility of SCIO constitutions

By Alan Gilfillan

When looking to establish a new charity, you have various options as to how this set it up. Here we look at the key considerations when making this choice.

05 July 2023 | Time to read: 1 min

Gillespie Macandrew strengthens corporate team with key appointment

By Robert Graham-Campbell

Gillespie Macandrew announces the appointment of corporate partner and accredited charity law specialist Alan Gilfillan.

08 December 2022 | Time to read: 6 mins

New Charities Bill published by Scottish Government

By Lianne Lodge

The Charities Bill has been published, but what are the real implications for the Scottish sector, and will the Government's proposals go far enough?

24 October 2022 | Time to read: 4 mins

Charities may need to look at how they operate to cope with the cost-of-living crisis

By Lianne Lodge

We are all aware of the cost-of-living crisis and how that is affecting us as individuals, but it also has implications for the charities within our communities

23 June 2022 | Time to read: 2 mins

Gillespie Macandrew supports Figures of Speech event as part of Scotland’s Year of Stories 2022

By Lianne Lodge

Leading Scottish law firm, Gillespie Macandrew announces its support for a literary event celebrating friendship as part of Scotland’s Year of Stories.

23 June 2022 | Time to read: 4 mins

Charities: Top 5 tips for your articles

By Lianne Lodge

Our top 5 tips on what a charity should be considering for its articles.

20 June 2022 | Time to read: 3 mins

Greater transparency from the UK’s grant-making Trusts & Foundations

Grant making trusts and foundations are an often misunderstood constituency of the UK charity sector, but certainly not one to be overlooked.

08 February 2022 | Time to read: 6 mins

07 February 2022 | Time to read: 3 mins

When the conduct of a Trustee reflects on a charity

By Lianne Lodge

It is important that the other Trustees have the ability to take matters into their own hands to protect the reputation of the organisation.

14 January 2022 | Time to read: 1 min

Gillespie Macandrew advises Johnson and Johnson Foundation Scotland on New US$30 Million Impact Fund

By Ross MacRae

Gillespie Macandrew advises Johnson and Johnson Foundation Scotland on New US$30 Million Impact Fund

10 January 2022 | Time to read: 3 mins

New Year’s resolutions for charities

By Lianne Lodge

One thing the charity trustees should consider adding to their resolutions is to complete a health check of the charity’s constitution.

17 November 2021 | Time to read: 5 mins

Key points of consideration for charities acquiring property

By Kevin Sturgeon

Key points of consideration for charities acquiring property.

10 November 2021 | Time to read: 3 mins

Charity Data Breaches

By Lianne Lodge

Charities are reminded of the importance of keeping personal data secure after the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) imposed fines on two UK charities.

09 November 2021 | Time to read: 5 mins

When is it the right time to wind up a charity?

By Lianne Lodge

Charities whose original aim has been satisfied or perhaps no longer able to provide the service - is now the right time to consider winding up your charity.

14 June 2021 | Time to read: 3 mins

As a trustee, how should you deal with potentially tainted donations?

Guest Article from Tom Murray - In 2019 the National Portrait Gallery severed its links with the controversial Sackler Trust foregoing a £1 million donation.

04 June 2021 | Time to read: 3 mins

Top tips for transferring your charity

By Lianne Lodge

There are several reasons why a charitable organisation may wish to transfer operations and assets to another charity and the process can be a major project.

20 January 2021 | Time to read: 1 min

Cross Border Charities

By Lianne Lodge

Charity law is not consistent throughout the United Kingdom and there are different regulating bodies and legislation governing the various jurisdictions.

21 April 2020 | Time to read: 2 mins

Advised on the creation of a new charity supporting patients and their families in the wake of Covid-19

By Lianne Lodge

The charities team, with support from charity regulator, OSCR advised on the creation of a new charitable body.

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