Charities & social enterprise solicitors
Whatever area you operate in and no matter the size of your organisation, our aim is to fully understand your objectives and support you in the delivery of your services and projects in a way which maximises opportunities and minimises risks.
Advising charities, not for profit enterprises and more
As one of Scotland’s leading providers of legal services for the Third Sector, we work with charities, social enterprises, voluntary organisations, community interest companies and housing associations.
Charities and third sector organisations can often benefit from discounts on many of our standard fee rates for legal services such as company incorporations, registered office services, HR & employment law and general legal advice. We also offer fixed fees to help you control your costs whilst also achieving your goals.
We provide specialist legal, regulatory and commercial advice, ensuring that our clients are able to meet their charitable or social objectives whilst also complying with all of their obligations.
We offer a comprehensive range of services, including advice on: choice of corporate structure for your charity or social enterprise; corporate governance and constitutional issues; directors’ and charity trustees’ statutory duties; fundraising and financing arrangements; trading activities and establishment of trading subsidiaries; tendering for and delivering public services; restructuring and reorganisations; and strategies for growth and expansion.
We understand the importance of good governance in all walks of life. Our expert regulatory lawyers bring specialist knowledge of advising public bodies on all aspects of corporate governance. This allows them to perform their functions effectively, including in relation to decision-making, compliance with regulatory law and good practice, in a way that supports effective decision-making and ensures accountability and transparency and in accordance with principles of effective risk management.
The public and voluntary sectors are complex and varied, and we know from years of experience that bodies operating in these sectors require a bespoke approach. In delivering our services, we seek to tailor our provision to the specific needs of our clients, to help them achieve their goals whilst operating in areas of law that are often dynamic and complex, and subject to an increasing amount of regulatory and reporting requirements. We help our clients to streamline their operations, to embrace innovation and to form successful partnerships where appropriate, in order to operate to maximum efficiency and manage risks effectively, including financial, reputational and legal risks.
Harper Macleod LLP’s team applies its ‘expert knowledge’ to the range of regulatory, commercial and constitutional charity law matters. The ‘thoughtful and practical’ James McMorrow co-heads the team, which includes the ‘super’ Jennifer Jack
Charities and third sector organisations can often benefit from discounts on many of our standard fee rates for legal services such as company incorporations, registered office services, HR & employment law and general legal advice. We also offer fixed fees to help you control your costs and achieve your goals in a cost-effective manner.
- Commercial contracts
- Corporate structures
- Data protection
- Dispute resolution
- Employment law
- Freedom of Information
- Fundraising, including crowdfunding
- Intellectual property
- Operational issues
- Planning & environmental
- Property law
- Regulation and compliance matters
- Risk management
- Social franchising
Our team has vast experience in the third sector and social enterprise environment which means we can tailor our legal advice specifically to your needs.
“James McMorrow. A real star and respected advisor. Our go to person on issues associated with governance, procurement, GDPR and FoISA.”
“Jennifer Jack is brilliant at her job.”
“Absolutely fantastic. They always get back to you immediately and they take the time to explain things.”
Call us for free on 0330 159 5555 or complete our online form below to submit your enquiry or arrange a call back.