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Turcan Connell solicitor appointed Chairman of East Park

Kenneth Pinkerton, one of our Senior Associates who specialises in charity law, was recently appointed Chairman of East Park (SC012838), a charity which has provided Education and Supported Accommodation services...
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Meeting the Charity Test guidance

The Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) is spring-cleaning its filing cabinets and eight years of dust has been blown off its 'Meeting the Charity Test' guidance. OSCR prepared...
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Brazil; corruption stains a resource-rich nation

The final country on my South American itinerary sees me fly into Brazil, the continent's most populous nation by far; with 202 million inhabitants it's more than four times the...
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Charity Investment Update

Does the election make any difference to your approach to cash and investments? It remains to be seen what the impact on the wider charity sector will be following the...
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The election – an illusion of stability

While the prospect of an absolute majority might seem more stable than the alternative of a coalition, the underlying forces in British politics at the moment all point towards increased...
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Argentina; tarnished by default but eager to rebuild its reputation

One of the underlying theses of this trip was to see for myself the different drivers in each of the states that make up this vast and often overlooked continent,...
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Do you know your Benevolent Fundraisers from your Commercial Participators?

Monies raised through fundraising represent one of the main streams of income for many charities. Therefore it is vitally important that charities and charity trustees are aware of the applicable...
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Three reasons for investors to avoid election angst

It's difficult to try and sidestep the election given the saturation coverage in the media at the moment, but one thing we should not be doing is worrying that the...