David Dunsire > Lindsays > Edinburgh, Scotland > Lawyer Profile

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

Work Department

Charities.

Position

David is a Consultant in Lindsays’ Corporate and Commercial team and has been advising businesses and third sector organisations for the last 35 years.

He has a long-standing experience advising charities on structuring, governance, compliance, mergers and acquisitions and reorganisations, as well as the issues arising with joint and collaborative working, and contractual advice.

David also has expertise in advising clients on areas such as company law and corporate finance. David has particular experience in acquisitions and disposals, MBOs, start-ups, joint ventures, hospitality and leisure, partnerships, reorganisations, commercial contracts and other corporate and commercial matters.

Career

Trained Tods Murray, qualified 1982; Tods Murray 1982 – 2014; Shepherd and Wedderburn 2014-2017; Lindsays since 2018. Trustee and Chair of St Columba’s Hospice, Trustee BigHearted Scotland. Secretary of The Clark Foundation for Legal Education, Clerk/Treasurer of The Melville College Trust.

Memberships

Member of The Charity Law Association, member of the Writers to the Signet Society.

Education

Buckhaven High School; University of Edinburgh (LLB (Hons)).

Leisure

Family, gardening, curling

Lawyer Rankings

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

Led by Alastair Keatinge, Lindsays acts for a wide range of prominent charities, including service providers, grant-making foundations and campaigning organisations. Its work covers advice on governance, OSCR compliance, constitutional reviews and reorganisations and restructuring matters. The department – particularly employment specialists Ben Doherty and Kate Wyatt– also frequently offers charity clients employment advice on staff negligence issues, executive removals, settlement agreements and TUPE guidance following mergers. Other core areas of focus for the group include charity law contracts, funding, commercial property matters and litigation. Consultant David Dunsire also provides key support in this space.