Kelly provides advice and assistance to our public sector clients, particularly in relation to charity law, data protection, information law, corporate structures, governance, commercial contracts, compliance and regulatory issues. She regularly advises on charitable and social enterprise structures, including governance arrangements, and assists organisations in applying for charitable status.
Kelly is the principal advisor to a number of the firm’s clients in relation to data protection matters, in particular providing advice and support regarding clients’ obligations under the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 and the Data Protection Act 2018, and advising on data protection matters raised in connection with a variety of commercial arrangements.
As well as data protection, Kelly has extensive experience in advising clients on information law matters generally, in particular, the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 and the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004.
As Harper Macleod’s initial point of contact for all referrals through the sportscotland expert resource framework, Kelly works closely with sportscotland and many of the sports governing bodies, advising on a broad range of matters including data protection, charity law, commercial contracts, regulatory and compliance issues.
Kelly is regarded as a “Recommended Lawyer” in Charities & Not-for-profit by Legal 500.
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."
"She is an expert in procurement and we are impressed with her knowledge, abilities and experience."
"Kelly is approachable and helpful."
Sports Clubs in Scotland: Incorporating your club
Coronavirus and General Meetings – Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020
New Model Complaints Handling Procedure from the SPSO – what RSLs need to know
Is an employer liable for a data breach by an employee?
Coronavirus and general meetings – what do RSLs need to know?
The 'asset lock' - is a CIC the right structure for your social enterprise?
Scotland's Registered Social Landlords must get ready for Freedom of Information requests
New Cookies law – what will the proposed ePrivacy Regulation change for website operators?