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Charities Conference

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

The 2019 CPD year starts with the annual Charities Conference. The theme for the conference is the evolving governance picture in Scotland. The programme includes legal updates on the emerging codes and guidance for charity trustees and their advisers. The conference also features a case study centred around growth and investment in a service providing charity. Whether you advise charities on their regulation and governance, or act as charity trustee, the conference will inform you of the changing environment for Scottish charities.


  • Alastair Keatinge WS (Head of Charities, Lindsays) (Conference chairman)

  • Pat Armstrong (Deputy Chair, OSCR and CEO, ACOSVO)

  • Celine Sinclair (CEO, The Yard)

  • Kenneth McDowell (Partner, Saffrey Champness)

  • Julie Hutchison WS (Charities Specialist, Aberdeen Standard Capital)

  • Gillian Harkness (Director, Burness Paull)

Further speakers to be announced soon.


  • The Scottish Government’s Consultation on Charity Law

  • The Scottish Governance Code - views from OSCR and the Third Sector Governance Forum

  • Charity Investment Guidance and Good Practice

  • Growth, governance and professional advice – a case study

  • Developments in charity accounts regulation

  • Safeguarding – where are we now?

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 Aberdeen Standard Capital.

Earlier Event: 25 October
Property Law Panel
Later Event: 4 April
BICBA Conference