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Lindsays

CALEDONIAN EXCHANGE, 19A CANNING STREET, EDINBURGH, EH3 8HE, SCOTLAND
Tel:
Work 0131 229 1212
Fax:
Fax 0131 229 5611
DX:
ED25 EDINBURGH
Email:
Web:
www.lindsays.co.uk

Alastair Keatinge

Tel:
Work 0131 656 5746
Email:
Aitken Nairn WS

Work Department

Charities.

Position

Alastair is a Partner and leads Lindsays’ Charity team. He has been advising charity and not-for-profit clients for more than 20 years, focusing on the corporate aspects of charity law including corporate governance, constitutional issues and charity reorganisations. He is experienced in advising on charity mergers, trading and fund raising issues. Alastair is in demand throughout Scotland as a speaker on governance issues to charity trustees and at charity AGMs and conferences for clients such as Citizens Advice Scotland, ACOSVO, SCVO and EVOC.

Career

Trained Dundas & Wilson, qualified 1982; Dundas & Wilson 1980-85; Dorman Jeffrey & Co 1985-87; Balfour & Manson 1987-2003; Lindsays since 2003. Trustee of The Marchig Trust, Help Animals International, EPIC Assist Charity, WS Dependents Annuity Fund and Committee Member of Scotland’s Third Sector Governance Forum.

Member

Alastair is an accredited specialist in charity law by the Law Society of Scotland. Alastair is Convenor of the Law Society of Scotland’s Charity Specialist Accreditation Panel. He is a member of the Writers to the Signet Society, and a charity trustee of a number of organisations.

Education

George Heriot’s School, Edinburgh; Edinburgh University (LLB Hons).

Leisure

Family.


Scotland: Private client

Charities and not-for-profit

Within: Charities and not-for-profit

Lindsays’ multidisciplinary team is noted for combining ‘legal expertise with a deep understanding of governance and the charity sector’. It advises a broad range of third sector clients on charity law contracts, corporate, property, litigation and employment matters. Practice head Alastair Keatinge stands out for providing ‘clear and pragmatic advice, built on his detailed practical experience as a charities lawyer’; he is advising Carnegie UK Trust on the establishment of an affordable credit fund, to be operated by Social Investment Scotland, and related loan arrangements. Keatinge also assisted with the establishment of Amaloidosis Research Consortium in Scotland, which will support a large American medical research charity. Ben Doherty has experience advising charitable organisations on employment matters.

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Scotland: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

Sport

Within: Sport

Lindsays predominantly advises Scottish players and athletes in non-contentious mandates, but it also assists sporting clubs with incorporation and corporate governance matters, in addition to event hosting arrangements. The team is co-led by Douglas Roberts and Claire McCracken, both of who are experienced commercial lawyers. Roberts advised the Scottish Building Society on its sponsorship of Scottish Women’s Football; a deal which was a first for the client. David Wood advised the Ladies Golf Union on its reorganisation and subsequent merger with The Royal & Ancient Golf Club. Alastair Keatinge is assisting Carlton Cricket Club with its governance structure and a new constitution.

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