I studied law at the University of Edinburgh and qualified as a Solicitor in 2010.
I have a background in corporate and commercial work, and I have also developed a specialism in the law affecting Scottish charities. This was reinforced by a spell on secondment to the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator.
I joined Balfour+Manson as an Associate in 2014 and was assumed as a Partner in 2017.
I also hold a qualification in investment management.
“Alan was able to allay our anxieties and guide us through”Trustee
I advise individuals and businesses on commercial matters, including:
I also work with charities of all shapes and sizes. I am regularly instructed to prepare charity reorganisation schemes, which can allow existing charities to modernise their constitutions, and even change legal form. I have established a number of new charities, including a community sports hub and a museum. As a result of my secondment to OSCR I have a good understanding of the regulator’s approach. I feel well placed to assist charities (and those who seek charitable status) in Scotland. I also have experience in assisting trustees who are subject to regulatory inquiries.
More recently I have developed an interest in data protection. I have provided training for clients in relation to the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018. If you are interested in receiving training or have a general query regarding data protection requirements, please just get in touch.
Accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a specialist in Charity Law