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Charities Conference

  • The Signet Library Parliament Square Edinburgh EH1 1RF (map)

** Please note this event due to take place on 1 March 2018 had to be rescheduled due to adverse weather conditions. **

Our 2018 legal education programme begins with the annual Charities Conference. A key event for Scottish charity lawyers, charity professionals and trustees, this year’s conference is built around the theme of modern and responsible business practices for charities and social enterprises. The conference will adopt a fresh format, featuring an information and networking session, as well as formal presentations by well known experts.   


  • Alastair Keatinge WS (Head of Charities, Lindsays) (Conference chairman)
  • Professor Gareth Morgan AWS (Sheffield Hallam University and the Kubernesis Partnership)
  • Florence Burke (National Head Scotland, BBC Children in Need)
  • Julie Hutchison WS (Charities Specialist, Standard Life Wealth)
  • Alan Eccles (Partner, Brodies)
  • Dr Miles Weaver (Associate Professor, Edinburgh Napier University)


  • Charitable incorporated organisations: legal and practical differences between the three UK jurisdictions
  • Pathways to trusteeship
  • A markets update for charity advisers and trustees
  • Best practice in grant making and grant management
  • Responsible business practices for the third sector in Scotland
  • GDPR, the Lobbying Register and other regulatory matters in 2018

Delegate rates:

All rates below include lunch at the Signet Library
CPD: 3.5 hours (Law Society of Scotland)
For more information please contact Anna Bennett WS

This event is supported by