Kenneth specialises principally in the fields of charity law, tax and estate planning for private clients, trusts and executries. Kenneth's experience of charity law is extensive, covering the entire spectrum of advice to charities both large and small from operating to grant-giving. He has advised on establishment, reorganisation and general legal matters relating to charities, the impact of the Charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act 2005 and also has experience of amending both Royal Charters and Statutes of charities through the Privy Council Office. He has also been involved in challenging governance issues and guided charities in their dealings with the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator. He also has significant experience of the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000 and advises on powers of attorney and Guardianship matters.

Kenneth studied law at the University of Dundee where he also completed his Diploma in Legal Practice. He qualified as a Solicitor in 1993 and worked for two medium-sized chamber practices in Aberdeen as a general practitioner, experience which, particularly in relation to property matters, has been invaluable as his career has since become more specialised. Kenneth joined Turcan Connell in 2001 and was appointed a Senior Associate in April 2008, where he is a member of Turcan Connell's specialist Charities Legal Team and he is Chair of the firm’s Charity Unit. Kenneth was promoted to the new role of Legal Director in April 2019.

Kenneth is a non-executive Director and Chair of East Park (SC012838), a charity providing education and supported accommodation services to children and young people with additional support needs including autism. He has also recently been appointed to the Board of the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) (SC003558). Kenneth is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners and the Charity Law Association. He regularly delivers charity trustee training and is also Scottish co-editor of Jordans Charities Administration Service.

Latest posts from Kenneth Pinkerton

Loss of business rates relief – the cost for our children and young people - 14th January 2019

Review of the Charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act 2005 in 2018-19 - 8th November 2018

Governance and GDPR - 10th April 2018

Importance of keeping track of and updating Living Wills | Kenneth Pinkerton in The Scotsman - 19th March 2018

New Scottish Fundraising Regulations & Gift Aid Explained - 6th July 2016