Alastair Keatinge > Lindsays > Edinburgh, Scotland > Lawyer Profile

Lindsays
CALEDONIAN EXCHANGE
19A CANNING STREET
EDINBURGH
EH3 8HE
Scotland

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.

Memberships

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.

Lawyer Rankings

Scotland > Private client > Charities and not-for-profit

(Leading individuals)

Alastair KeatingeLindsays

The charities team at Lindsays advises on governance issues, amendments to charters and constitutions and assists with regulatory compliance. One core focus of the team is employment; the firm handles a range of sensitive employment disputes, concerning dismissals of both employees and management figures. Alastair Keatinge, who is regarded as ‘eminent in his field’, leads the team. Consultant David Dunsire counts the Bank of Scotland Foundation and St Columba’s Hospice among his clients. Ben Doherty and Kate Wyatt specialise in employment matters for clients in the sector, while Kenneth Gray handles property transactions. Lynsey Kerr, who is prominent in the firm’s tax, trusts and probate team, advises donors on charitable giving.