Charity & Third Sector

Delivering vital professional support to good causes

Charity & Third Sector

Charity and third sector organisations provide an indispensable source of support for charitable projects across Scotland.

At Stronachs we act for a number of local and national charities which undertake a broad range of activities in areas such as health, social care, welfare support and education.

Charitable organisations face stringent regulation with continually evolving legislation creating a constant challenge to those operating in the sector. As a full-service firm, we have the technical expertise to assist voluntary and communcity groups with all aspects of regulatory and commercial matters.

Whether large or small, local or national, Stronachs’ charity and third sector team can offer the help and support required.  Working with you to ensure that your charity or group takes the most suitable form for your requirements.

We can assist with all aspects of setting up a new charity from initial tax advice to helping you choose the appropriate legal form, such as a trust, Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (“SCIO”), unincorporated organisation or charitable company.  We can also advise on how the charity should operate. 

In order to support others we understand your organisation needs support too and we are committed to providing you with the advice and assistance you need to achieve your aims.


Creation and structure


Property – leasing and acquisition

Key Contacts

To make an enquiry, please contact a member of staff below or call 01224 845 845

Liz Stewart

Partner, Commercial Property
T: 01224 845 859
M: 07587 034 705

Jaclyn E.P. Russell

Partner, Head of Private Client
T: 01224 845 858
M: 07884 658 473

Charity & Third Sector News & Insights

Cybersecurity for Professional Services Seminar with Mitigo

November 15, 2023

Cybersecurity for Professional Services : Breakfast Seminars with Mitigo Cybersecurity

Aberdeen : 28 Albyn Place at 8am on 21 Nov 2023

Inverness : The Kingsmills Hotel at 8am on 22 Nov 2023

Chambers and Partners and Legal 500 UK Guides 2024

October 23, 2023

The 2024 editions of Chambers & Partners Legal Guide UK and Legal 500 UK have been launched, with Stronachs LLP being recognised in both.  The two annual reviews of the UK’s legal market rank the leading firms and lawyers in Scotland.

CPI Award – Deborah Law

August 28, 2023

Deborah Law, partner in the dispute resolution team, has been awarded the Certificate of Proficiency in Insolvency (CPI). Deborah was one of eight candidates from England, Scotland and Wales to earn a merit and was ranked first of the Scottish candidates.

Promotions June 2023

June 1, 2023

On 1 June 2023 Stronachs LLP, the full-service law practice headquartered in Aberdeen, announced a number of internal promotions. 

Neil Forbes, on behalf of the Board, said:

“We are very pleased to announce that Kirsten Anderson of our private client team and Callum Armstrong of our corporate team have been assumed as Partners.  Both joined Stronachs as trainees and it is testament to their ability and commitment to the firm and its clients that they have achieved partnership at this stage of their career.