Our Experience

Recognised as experts in charity law by both Chambers UK Guide to the Legal Profession and Legal 500, we work with charities and third sector organisations on a wide range of matters.

Some of our recent work:

  • Greenpeace Nordic
    Advised Greenpeace Nordic on their cross-jurisdiction GDPR compliance project including extensive data protection advice across each of their business functions and provided co-ordinated territory-specific advice where necessary.
  • Leeds Cares
    We advised Leeds Cares throughout 2018 on a range of governance matters relating to the charity’s service provision. GDPR compliance was a key aspect and of particular importance with personal data being essential to the charity’s fundraising purposes and provision of its services.
  • Project Trust
    Provided advice on matters surrounding children and consent, international transfers of information to host-countries, appointment of data protection officers and the review of draft documents prepared by the Trust.
  • CEIS
    We advise CEIS in relation to all its legal requirements. Recent work has included corporate structuring and charity regulation considerations, funding arrangements, including EU funding considerations and GDPR.
  • Scottish Ensemble
    We assisted Scottish Ensemble to ensure that it had appropriate contracts, consent requests and privacy notices in place for the lawful sharing of personal data.
  • ENABLE Scotland
    We provide a wide range of legal services to ENABLE Scotland including specialist employment and compliance & regulatory advice, as well as charity law, property and data protection.
  • “When it came to tackling our cross-jurisdiction GDPR compliance project, we chose MacRoberts because they have experience in dealing with international charities and have data protection experts working specifically in the sector. Led by Val Surgenor, the team has provided extensive data protection advice across each of our business functions, co-ordinated territory-specific advice where necessary and have always been extremely responsive to any requests and queries we have had in relation to GDPR and its application to our charity. The team is always on hand to deal with requests at short notice. Their extensive knowledge and guidance is delivered on time and in plain English and any deadlines/timescales we have are always met.”

    Greenpeace
  • “MacRoberts’ Charities Team has wide ranging expertise covering governance, fundraising and data protection experts working specifically in the third sector, meaning we receive specialised advice from a team that understands how charities operate. The team at MacRoberts makes complex areas of law easy to understand and apply.”

    Project Trust

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