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 Charities & social enterprise solicitors

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.

Overview

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.

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 and Senior Associate, Kelly Fraser, who is ‘a key member of the team’.

THE LEGAL 500

Services

Key services

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
  • Governance
  • Intellectual property
  • Operational issues
  • Planning & environmental
  • Procurement
  • Property law
  • Regulation and compliance matters
  • Risk management
  • Social franchising
  • Sponsorship
Testimonials

“Their service is always very professional and they are able to respond quickly. We find it great that we can tap into specialists in a number of areas through the one firm.” “The firm’s main strength is the technical legal knowledge the team possesses and its ability to adapt to meet tight timescales.”

– CHAMBERS UK 2022

“Absolutely fantastic. They always get back to you immediately and they take the time to explain things.”

– HM CLIENT

“Possesses noteworthy expertise in relation to assisting charitable registered social landlords with regulatory investigations, mergers and governance mandates. Also represents third sector organisations in the faith, disability and sports arenas.” Clients say “The firm’s main strength is the technical legal knowledge the team possesses and its ability to adapt to meet tight timescales.”

– CHAMBERS UK 2022

“Harper Macleod’s team displays particular strengths in charity law issues, disciplinary matters, governance queries, charitable incorporations, as well as data protection and employment law matters.” Clients note “The depth of knowledge that the firm has is key. We know that they will be able to support us with any number of issues that we may have.”

– LEGAL 500 2022

“Kelly Fraser is a senior associate with significant experience assisting charities with data protection breaches and compliance matters. She is also adept at drafting grant agreements and handling constitutional and governance matters. “She gave us great confidence in her technical legal knowledge and ability to accommodate various demands on high-value projects. She was able to answer all my questions and made sure the process was as smooth as possible.”

– Chamber s UK 2022

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Call us for free on 0330 159 5555 or complete our online form below to submit your enquiry or arrange a call back.

Speak to us today on 0330 159 5555

Get in touch

CONTACT US

Get in touch

Call us for free on 0330 159 5555 or complete our online form below to submit your enquiry or arrange a call back.