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Balfour+Manson LLP

56-66 FREDERICK STREET, EDINBURGH, EH2 1LS, SCOTLAND
Tel:
Work 0131 200 1200
Fax:
Fax 0131 200 1300
DX:
ED4 EDINBURGH
Email:
Web:
www.balfour-manson.co.uk
Aberdeen, Edinburgh

Alan Gilfillan

Tel:
Work 0131 200 1240
Email:
Web:
www.balfour-manson.co.uk/our-people/alan-gilfillan/
Balfour+Manson LLP

Work Department

Charities and Commercial

Position

Partner and Head of Department. Responsible for advising charity clients in relation to regulatory and contractual matters. Includes charity reorganisation schemes, establishment of new charities, advice in relation to regulatory requirements including protection of vulnerable groups, data protection, lotteries and fundraising. Conducts regular training for charity trustees and assists those who are subjects to regulatory inquiry or investigation. Also carries out work of a general commercial natures including business acquisitions and sales, partnerships and joint ventures, other commercial contracts.

Career

Trained with Gillespie McAndrew; Qualified 2010; Seconded to the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator 2012; Joined Balfour+Manson as an Associate 2014; Partner 2017.

Member

Accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a specialist in Charity Law.


Scotland: Private client

Charities and not-for-profit

Within: Charities and not-for-profit

Balfour+Manson LLP is particularly noted for its work with faith organisations, but its clients comprise a broad range of established charities and individuals or groups setting up new charitable organisations. The ‘responsive and technically knowledgeable’ team handles both non-contentious matters (including property, constitution, governance and re-organisations) and contentious work such as regulatory inquiries and investigations. Practice head, Hugh Angus recently advised a number of religious organisations in connection with major reorganisations and charitable status applications for various local churches. Alan Gilfillan  (who is rated for his ‘first-class’ knowledge of charity law) advised on the registration of a charity following a merger, as well as on the cessation of a joint charitable venture and constitutional issues relating to the high-profile disaffiliation of a religious community. Clients include the Samaritans and the Scottish National Institution for War Blinded.

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