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Date – Tuesday 6th November 2018

Time – 8.30am-10.30am

Location – Turcan Connell, 180 St Vincent Street, Glasgow, G2 5SG


Turcan Connell and Hardie Caldwell are delighted to join forces to present a seminar for charity trustees, chief executives, finance officers and others involved in Scottish charities. Charity law specialists from both firms will present an update on the latest regulatory guidance and financial matters essential for the good governance of every charity. Speakers and topics covered will include:

OSCR’s Interim Safeguarding Guidance

Gavin McEwan, Partner and Head of Charities is presently the Chair of Live Music Now Scotland and member of the Charity Law Reform Committee of the Law Society of Scotland: he will discuss OSCR’s interim safeguarding guidance against the backdrop of significant and notifiable incidents.

Financial Statements – what do they say?

Marion Hopper, Partner, Hardie Caldwell leads its Charities Focus Group responsible for all services provided to Hardie Caldwell’s charity and not for profit clients. Marion will give a brief overview aimed at assisting chief executives and trustees in understanding and interpreting financial statements including the consideration of restricted funds, going concern, reserve policies and dates throughout the year for management purposes.

Draft Scottish Governance Code for the Third Sector

Kenneth Pinkerton, Senior Associate, Charities Legal Team and present Chair of East Park School, Glasgow will present an overview of the draft of the Scottish Governance Code for the Third Sector which, “…sets out the core principles and key elements of good governance for boards of charities, voluntary organisations and social enterprises in Scotland.”


8.30am – Registration and Refreshments
9.00am – Seminar Commences
10.00am – Q&A Session and Networking
10.30am – Close