At Shepherd and Wedderburn, we offer the same high quality, incisive legal advice to all of our clients, whether private, public or charity. We do, however, appreciate the different regulatory regimes under which our charity clients work. 

That’s why our charities team is cross-disciplinary, bringing together professionals from different areas of the business, such as employment, property and public sector.  

Our clients include high profile national charities, health care providers and universities and educational institutions. We also advise several privately endowed charities. The advice we offer includes: constitutions, the creation, reorganisation and merger of charities; governance, charity trustee duties; and compliance, including interaction with the Charities Commission, OSCR and HMRC.

"They are very responsive, keep you up to date with what is going on and they have your interests at heart."
– Chambers, Charities

Shepherd and Wedderburn delivers "clearly considered and well-reasoned responses".
– Legal 500, Charities and not-for-profit


Key People



The following is a selection of our clients:

  • Barnardo's
  • Donaldson's College
  • Dundee College
  • Scottish Community Foundation
  • Scottish Episcopal Church
  • Scottish SPCA
  • South Lanarkshire Leisure Limited
  • University of Edinburgh