MacRoberts is a leading adviser to charities, the third sector and social enterprise in Scotland. Through our team’s affiliations with the sector, we have a deep understanding of the issues and challenges facing charities, the third sector and social enterprise and our expertise and experience means we are ideally placed to work with our clients to achieve their outcomes.
As well as offering high quality, contemporary legal advice, our legal experts are closely involved in this sector. This allows them a deeper understanding of the evolving nature of your requirements and the need to be innovative in the way in which you operate. The need to adapt and innovate are traits with which MacRoberts can readily associate.
At MacRoberts, we have always believed that we have responsibility to use our legal knowledge for a wider good. We aim to make our legal skills available to the charitable and not-for-profit sector on an affordable basis. Our work spans the entire spectrum of third sector organisations, from pro-bono, through to small organisations working to a fixed budget, to some of Scotland’s largest charities with complex legal needs.
MacRoberts was a key sponsor of the Social Enterprise World Forum (SEWF), which took place in Edinburgh in September 2018.
Partner Robin Fallas has written a series of articles on the evolution of the charities and social enterprise sector over the last 10 years:
Val specialises in Intellectual Property, Information Technology and Charity Law. With a prior career in social care management she is the head of the firm’s Charities and Third Sector practice and combines the two areas with a particular focus in the area of data protection, governance and general compliance matters.
Robin specialises in advising on public and third sector matters. He is listed in Chambers for his procurement and charity law expertise and advises public bodies and third sector bodies interfacing with the public sector on commercial and contractual matters, legal structures, governance, European and legislative considerations, regulation and disputes.
“If I need something done, MacRoberts will move heaven and earth to do it.”
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HOURS OF PRO BONO WORK
Their approach to supporting clients over and above the provision of legal services is fantastic.
The ‘personal approach combined with their legal knowledge results in a high level of satisfaction from clients’.
MacRoberts is an excellent firm to work with, providing high-quality services and reassurance to clients.
Their support and passion for the work of the third sector shines through in very practical and accessible support.
‘Knowledgeable’ team head Val Surgenor ‘has a unique insight into the sector and explains matters in an understandable way
‘Provides quick advice’ and ‘has a very good technical knowledge of charity and data protection issues’
We always get excellent support from MacRoberts
They are a source of ‘pertinent advice.
MacRoberts has always provided excellent service for all questions we have had. They are knowledgeable and responsive.
Promptly provides good advice and input on any question asked.
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