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At Stronachs we have a wealth of experience acting for charities and other third sector bodies. We are the perfect choice to assist with a wide range of charity matters.

Our team has extensive experience in advising charities in connection with regulation both by the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (“OSCR”) in Scotland and the Charity Commission in England and Wales.

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

We will ensure your charity complies with the charity test, and can also register the charity for charitable status with OSCR, and HM Revenue and Customs (“HMRC”).

It is important that trustees are compliant with the various duties incumbent upon them as charity trustees.  We will help ensure this by providing services such as the preparation of annual accounts, reclaiming tax, Gift Aid claims, providing trustee training and attending and advising at regular trustees’ meetings.  

In addition to acting for charities, we also provide advice to individual clients on the benefits of charitable gifting during their life and in the event of their death.  For clients who do not have immediate family, a charitable trust is often an ideal solution.

Key Contacts

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

Jaclyn E.P. Russell

Jaclyn E.P. Russell

Partner, Head of Private Client

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T: 01224 845 858
M: 07884 658 473
E: jaclyn.russell@stronachs.com

Magnus Mackay

Magnus Mackay

Senior Associate, Private Client

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T: 01224 845 877
M: 07879 518 654
E: magnus.mackay@stronachs.com

Kirsten Anderson

Kirsten Anderson

Senior Associate, Private Client

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T: 01224 845 899
M: 07552 686 958
E: kirsten.anderson@stronachs.com

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Covid-19 : Easing of Restrictions on Estate Administrations

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Monday 20th April 2020

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Private Client team awarded highest accreditation from STEP

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Thursday 16th April 2020

Stronachs has been awarded STEP (Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners) Platinum Employer Partner accreditation, the highest of three accreditation levels awarded under STEP's Employer Partnership Programme. To achieve platinum accreditation...

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The Law Society of Scotland has issued guidance on the correct procedures for Solicitors taking Will instructions from new and existing clients during this period when face to face meetings...

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Monday 23rd March 2020

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Our Opinion - AGCC Bulletin March 2020

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Looking to the future - digital assets Kirsten Anderson, Senior Associate in our Private Client team, is featured in the March edition of the Business Bulletin - published by Aberdeen &...

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Our Opinion - AGCC Bulletin October

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Wednesday 16th October 2019

Can your business survive after you? Private Client partner, Jaclyn Russell, is featured in the October edition of the Business Bulletin - published by Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce. 

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Friday 5th April 2019

Welcome to A New Tax Year: 2019/2020 What You Need to Know Have a read of our handy summary of everything you need to know about the changes coming in to...

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STEP Journal Cohabitants' Rights July 20…

Tuesday 31st July 2018

STEP Journal July 2018 Jaclyn Russell and Magnus Mackay survey the landscape of succession law and cohabitants' rights in Scotland and discuss the potential for reform.

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Cohabitant's rights in Scotland - a new perspective?

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Monday 30th July 2018

As published within the STEP Journal  Magnus Mackay and Jaclyn Russell survey the landscape of succession law and cohabitant’s rights in Scotland and discuss the potential for reform The succession rights of...

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Monday 2nd July 2018

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Business Property Relief - Bringing the future into the present

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