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Charity law conference

Date: 27th February 2020

Time: 09:00 - 16:20

Location:
Law Society of Scotland
Atria One
144 Morrison Street
Edinburgh
EH3 8EX

CPD Hours: 5hours 30minutes

Scottish charities hold a primary position in society. As society evolves, so does the law which regulates and guides it. This conference will keep you informed and updated on the law.

5.5 hours verifiable CPD

Join us this February for our new Charity law conference, shaped and designed based on member feedback. Scottish charities hold a primary position in society. As society evolves, so does the law which regulates and guides it. Come along, be informed and stay updated.

Whether you advise charities in private practice, or work in-house, throughout the day, each session will give you important reference points and top tips on all stages and challenges in the ‘life-span’ of a charity.

You will also have the opportunity, at the end of each session, to join the expert speakers in the discussion on the latest developments and to ask questions on specific matters affecting your practice.

Are you a solicitor who specialises in Charity law and would like to develop your career and marketing in this area? If so you may want to think about applying to become an Law Society of Scotland accredited specialist. To find out more see Accredited Specialisms.

Learning outcomes

At this event you will gain:

  • An understanding of when a charitable status is suitable for your client organisation
  • Practical guidance on how to best manage the needs of your charity clients from establishing to governance
  • Insights into reforms and regulations, and their implications for your practice
Confirmed speakers
  • Victoria Simpson, Director, Anderson Strathern LLP
  • Gillian Harkness, Director, Burness Paull
  • Catriona Watt, Partner, Anderson Strathern LLP
  • Kenneth Pinkerton, Legal Director, Turcan Connell
  • Lynne Lamont, Head of Charities (Scotland), Brewin Dolphin
  • 09:00 - 09:20

    Registration and refreshments
  • 09:20 - 09:30

    Welcome and introduction
  • 09:30 - 10:10

    Life cycle of a charity: challenges and solutions

    10:10 - 10:15

    Questions and discussion

    10:15 - 10:55

    Founding and running a charity: Inside perspective

    • In-house perspective: challenges

    Speaker
    Graham Roberston, Director, Project Scotland

    10:55 - 11:00

    Questions and discussion

  • 11:00 - 11:15

    Refreshments and networking
  • 11:15 - 11:45

    Reputation management

    Speaker
    Catriona Watt, Patner, Anderson Strathern LLP

    11:45 - 11:50

    Questions and discussion

    11:50 - 12:20

    Effective management of reserves

    Speaker
    Lynne Lamont, Head of Charities (Scotland), Brewin Dolphin

    12:20 - 12:25

    Questions and discussion

    12:25 - 12:55

    Governance

    Speaker
    Victoria Simpson, Director, Anderson Strathern LLP

    12:55 - 13:00

    Questions and discussion

  • 13:00 - 13:45

    Lunch and networking
  • 13:45 - 14:25

    Commerce in Charity Law

    Speaker
    Gillian Harkness, Director, Burness Paull

    14:25 - 14:30

    Questions and discussion

    14:30 - 15:10

    OSCR - Obligations, guidance and investigations

    15:10 - 15:15

    Questions and discussion

  • 15:15 - 15:25

    Refreshments and networking
  • 15:25 - 16:10

    The road ahead

    Speaker
    Kenneth Pinkerton, Legal Director, Turcan Connell

    16:10 - 16:15

    Questions and discussion

  • 16:15 - 16:20

    Closing remarks

Prices

prices exclude VAT

Member:
£215.68
 
New member:
£179.38
 
Accredited Paralegal:
£179.38
 
Trainee:
£179.38
 
Unemployed member:
£166.56
 
Non-member:
£228.49
 

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