David Dunsire > Lindsays > Edinburgh, Scotland > Lawyer Profile
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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.
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.
Member of The Charity Law Association, member of the Writers to the Signet Society.
Buckhaven High School; University of Edinburgh (LLB (Hons)).
Family, gardening, curling
Lindsays acts for several large charities including campaigning organisations, grant-making foundations and charitable trusts on governance structures, OSCR compliance and constitutional reviews. Led by Alastair Keatinge, the group is well-placed to handle employment-related advice through specialists Ben Doherty (who heads the employment team) and Kate Wyatt who is regularly instructed by third-sector clients on disciplinary and grievance matters, dismissals and contract issues. Compliance and governance matters are dealt with by consultant David Dunsire. The health and social care sector continues to be the main area of activity for the practice.
Top Tier Firm Rankings
- Private client > Agriculture and estates
- Private client > Charities and not-for-profit
- Private client > Family
- Insurance > Medical negligence: pursuer
- Insurance > Personal injury: pursuer
- Private client > Personal tax, trusts and executries
- Real estate > Commercial property: Edinburgh and Glasgow
- Real estate > Commercial property: elsewhere in Scotland
- Real estate > Property litigation
- TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Sport
- Finance > Banking and finance
- Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation
- Corporate and commercial > Corporate and commercial: Edinburgh and Glasgow
- Employment > Employment